TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — On March 30, 2022, the Tucson Police Department responded to a serious injury collision involving a pick truck and two bicyclist.
The collision occurred around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of East Ajo Way and South 2nd Avenue.
Both bicyclists, male and female, were immediately taken to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
According to TPD, a green 1997 Dodge Ram truck was traveling southbound on 2nd Avenue trying to make a right turn into Ajo Way while the two bicyclists crossed in a marked crosswalk on a pedestrian signal illuminated.
The driver stopped, was not impaired, and cooperated with the investigation.
Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk by the Dodge is the major contributing factor of the collision.
The driver was arrested and field released on the charge of Causing Serious Physical Injury or Death by a Moving Violation.
On May 29, 2022, TPD was notified of the female bicyclist death due to her serious injuries.
She has been identified as 77-year-old Roxana Jo Fudge. Next of kin has been notified.
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