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Motorcyclist dies after crash in midtown

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Posted at 9:17 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 23:17:03-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Police Department is investigating a deadly crash involving a motorcycle that happened Sunday afternoon near midtown.

Police say officers responded to a crash at the intersection of East Glenn Street and North Treat Avenue for a report of a serious-injury crash involving a motorcycle.

Tucson Fire Department responded and gave aid to the motorcyclist, police say.

The motorcyclist was taken Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, where he later died.

The motorcyclist has been identified as 47-year-old William S. Woodin.

Detectives determined a silver 2003 Toyota Echo passenger car was traveling southbound on Treat Ave approaching Glenn. The Toyota came to the intersection, stopped at the stop sign then continued to cross Glenn southbound.

During that time a a 2008 Suzuki XR1 motorcycle was traveling westbound on Glenn, according to TPD. As Woodin came tot he intersection of Glenn and Treat, the Toyota was headed south and the two collided.

Witnesses told police Woodin was seen riding recklessly before the collision. He was also not wearing a helmet.

The driver did stay on the scene of the crash.

Detectives say the driver was not impaired, and determined speed does appear to be factor in the crash.

No citations or charges have been issued at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.