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Tucson bicyclist killed when hit by transit bus in El Mirage

Posted at 11:46 AM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 13:46:47-05

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a bicyclist from Tucson was killed Friday when struck by a transit bus on a highway in a Phoenix suburb.

The state Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the cyclist was struck by a Valley Metro bus while he crossed the U.S. 60 intersection with Greenway Road in El Mirage at approximately 6:20 a.m.

The bicyclist's name was not released but the DPS said he was a 34-year-old man from Tucson.

The DPS said preliminary information indicated the bus had the right-of-way in the intersection and that the bicyclist "failed to yield to the right-of-way."

U.S. 60 is also named Grand Avenue in parts of Phoenix metro.