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Deadly motorcycle crash near Speedway, rider identified

Posted at 4:06 PM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-24 13:24:02-04

Updated Tuesday, May 24

The Tucson Police Department has identified the motorcyclist killed in a crash on Speedway Monday afternoon as 26-year-old Gage Bastian.

Bastian was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin notified, according to TPD.

According to TPD, a white 2008 Lexus LS was trying to make a left turn from Speedway Boulevard onto Jones Boulevard. Bastian was traveling westbound on Speedway Boulevard on a white 2007 Yamaha YZFR6 motorcycle when the Lexus hit him.

The Lexus driver immediately stopped and cooperated with the investigation remained on the scene and the investigation is active. The driver was not imapired.

No charges or citations have been made.

According to a few witnesses, Bastian was traveling at an excessive speed at the time of the collision.

The investigation remains active.

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