A wrong-way driver struck and killed a bicyclist at Tucson’s “A” Mountain Thursday morning, authorities say.
Officials responded to Sentinel Peak Road at Panorama Circle for a cyclist struck by a car at 9:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman.
A 73-year-old man was found unresponsive with life-threatening injuries by the road, which is near the top of the mountain.
He was pronounced dead at Banner-University Medical Center. His identity was not released.
Detectives determined a 20-year-old woman, who appeared to be impaired, was driving the wrong way when the collision occurred.
Dugan said she also knocked down a man and woman before crashing into a large boulder.
Community members stopped her from leaving the area. She was taken to a hospital where officers awaited her release, Dugan said.
The woman faces felony charges for the hit-and-run and two counts of aggravated assault. Alcohol appears to be a factor in the collision.
The road remains closed for the ongoing investigation.
No further information was released.
TRAFFIC ALERT 🚨:
Sentinel Peak Rd to “A-Mountain” is completely shut down while @Tucson_Police Detectives investigate a serious injury collision involving a vehicle and bicyclist. The area will be closed for the next 3-4 hours. pic.twitter.com/E99wehbUWV
— Sergeant Pete Dugan (@SgtDugan) October 11, 2018