73-year-old cyclist dies in vehicle collision on road to Tucson’s “A” mountain

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.

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