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TPD: Motorcycle crash at Pima Street, Cloverland Avenue turns fatal, motorist identified

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 14:22:36-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson Police Department responded to a motorcycle collision Tuesday that involved serious injuries.

Police say the intersection of East Pima Street and North Cloverland Avenue was shut down in both directions.

The crash has since turned fatal. According to TPD, the motorcyclist passed away after being transported to a local hospital.

He has been identified as 45-year-old Demeako Duane Palmer.

According to interviews conducted by officers, Palmer was hit struck the driver's side of a Kia while attempting to make a left.

The driver of the Kia remained on scene and cooperated with officers.

"Roadway evidence determined the driver of the Kia failing to yield from a stop sign was the major factor in this collision. Mr. Palmer was wearing a helmet, but did not have a motorcycle endorsement associated with his driver’s license," TPD said in a press release.

This investigation is ongoing.