Fatal accident on Mount Lemmon causes closure to road - Tucson News Now

Fatal accident on Mount Lemmon causes closure to road

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is responded to a fatal bicycle accident on Mount Lemmon, yesterday morning. 

According to Deputy Jesus Banuelos,deputies found a 55-year-old male bicyclist off the roadway who was later pronounced deceased on scene.

Investigators with the Sheriff's Traffic Unit were called to the scene. It was determined that the bicyclist was traveling southbound on General Hitchcock Highway at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate the curve in the road.

Evidence indicated that he left the roadway and struck the side of a hill causing the fatal injury.

The bicyclist was wearing a helmet and it appeared that all equipment on his bike was functioning at the time of the incident.

PCSD is continuing the investigation. Mt. Lemmon Highway is currently open.

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