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Police investigate serious-injury crash involving a motorcycle near eastside

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Posted at 1:41 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 12:07:38-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A serious injury crash that occurred at the intersection of Wrightstown Road and Pantano last Sunday has turned fatal.

According to the Tucson Police Department, on March 22 officers responded to the intersection of East Wrightstown Road and North Pantano for reports of a serious injury collision.

Upon arrival, first responders located a motorcycle rider at the scene and transported him to a nearby hospital.

On March 28, the man passed away. He has been identified as 63-year-old Magdi A Nafeh.

"Traffic Detectives were contacted and responded to continue the investigation. According to witness interviews conducted by officers and detectives, Mr. Nafeh was eastbound on Wrightstown Rd. approaching the intersection at Pantano Rd. A 2004 Ford Escape was being driven westbound on Wrightstown Rd. Upon approach to the intersection, the Ford was preparing to turn left onto southbound Pantano. As the Ford turned left Mr. Nafeh collided with the SUV in the intersection. It appeared that Mr. Nafeh’s intent was to continue eastbound," TPD said about the crash.

The driver cooperated with the investigation and remained on scene. He was not impaired at the time of the collision.

This investigation is ongoing.