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Police identify motorcyclist slain in eastside wreck

Posted at 6:41 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 15:33:24-04

TUSCON, Ariz. — Tucson police identified a motorcyclist who died in an eastside crash Tuesday.

According to the department, 34-year-old Christopher M. Wright died in a wreck at the intersection.

A white 2004 Buick SUV was going westbound in the left turn lane of Golf Links Road, waiting to turn south onto Kolb Road. Wright was riding a black 2008 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on Golf Links in the curb lane.

The Buick made a left turn in front of the motorcycle, which had a green light, and Wright -- who was wearing a helmet -- was thrown from the motorcycle.

The Buick driver cooperated with the investigation. Police determined that speed was not a factor in the wreck. No charges have been issued as of Wednesday.

Police say the roadways have reopened.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call 88-CRIME.

This is a developing story. Please stay with and KGUN-TV for further updates.