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.
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