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Tow truck collides with cyclists in Flagstaff intersection

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Posted at 12:11 PM, May 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-29 15:11:19-04

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff police say a tow truck ran a red light and collided with a group of bicyclists at an intersection, killing one and injuring at least four others.

Police identified the cyclist killed Friday as 29-year-old Joanne Wheaton of Flagstaff and said five other cyclists also were struck.

Four of those were taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

A police spokesman said the tow truck driver, Normand Cloutier of Wildomar, California, was charged with causing a death by a moving violation.

Online court records don't indicate whether Cloutier has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.