TUCSON, Ariz. — A fatal collision involving a male motorcyclist in his 60s and a car shut down the intersection at Campbell and Ft. Lowell around 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 17.
The man was not wearing a helmet, and was transferred to Banner UMC with life-threatening injuries. Police now say he died shortly after arriving.
The Tucson Police Department has identified the man at 66-year-old James Nordrum from Minnesota.
This incident was initially reported as a hit and run, but TPD later confirmed this was not the case, and that the two occupants of the car involved stayed and cooperated with law enforcement. They were then taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
After interviewing witnesses, detectives learned that the motorcycle entered the intersection after the traffic light was red. The passenger vehicle began turning left onto Ft Lowell when the motorcycle struck the passenger side.
"The driver of the Buick and his passenger sustained minor injuries and were also transported to the hospital. The driver was cooperative with the investigation. A DUI officer responded and determined the driver was not impaired at the time of the collision," TPD said in a press release.
Detectives are continuing to investigate.