Tucson police: Driver struck, killed 73-year-old cyclist on “A” Mountain

A wrong-way driver who police say appeared to be impaired struck and killed a bicyclist on Tucson’s “A” Mountain Thursday morning, authorities say.

Officers responded to Sentinel Peak Road for reports of a cyclist struck by a car at 9:30 a.m., said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman.

The bicyclist, a 73-year-old man, was found unresponsive with life-threatening injuries near the top of the mountain.

He was later pronounced dead at Banner-University Medical Center. His name was not released.

Police said a 20-year-old woman who appeared to be impaired by alcohol use was driving the wrong way when the collision occurred.

Dugan said she also knocked down a man and woman before crashing her car into a large boulder. The pair were treated for minor injuries.

Community members stopped the driver from leaving the area, Dugan said. She was taken to a hospital where officers are awaiting her release, he said.

Police said the woman faces felony charges for hit-and-run and two counts of aggravated assault.

The road remains closed for the ongoing investigation.

No further information was released.

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