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PCSD: Bicyclist dies after crash near the northwest side

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Posted at 8:18 PM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 08:39:23-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima County Sheriff's deputies responded to a deadly crash involving a passenger vehicle and a bicyclist on the northwest side Friday evening.

Deputies were called out to the area of Overton Road and La Cholla Boulevard around 10:14 a.m. for a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a bicyclist, PCSD says. Upon their arrival, deputies found a bicyclist who was conscious and alert with an apparent leg fracture.

Rural Metro Fire took the bicyclist to the hospital where his condition worsened. He later died at the hospital.

PCSD identified the bicyclist as 72-year-old Thomas Sturdy.

The driver of the vehicle involved did remain on scene, according to PCSD. Neither speed nor impairment appear to be factors in the crash.

No citations have been issued. The investigation remains ongoing.