Trial set for driver charged in deadly cyclist crash on Tucson's - Tucson News Now

Trial set for driver charged in deadly cyclist crash on Tucson's NW side

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The trial for a man charged in connection to the death of two cyclists in southern Arizona is set to begin Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Amanda Bynum, representing Brian Lynch, told a judge on Monday, July 24, that Lynch had no desire to file for a continuance.

Lynch was arrested in March 2016 after deputies said he crashed his work truck into a group of cyclists northwest of Tucson.

[READ MORE: Driver accused of hitting, killing cyclists appears in court]

Three cyclists were hurt. Two, 68-year-old Kenneth Vieira and 72-year-old Clare Rhoades, did not survive. 

In court Monday, a judge heard the final motions before the trial starts.

Nearly a dozen cyclists sat in the courtroom to show the public interest in this case.

Lynch also faces charges from October 2016 for contraband drugs in jail that tested positive for cocaine, according to court records.

MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android devices.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Crime & CourtsMore>>

  • DPS: 2 suspects arrested for firing shots at troopers

    DPS: 2 suspects arrested for firing shots at troopers

    Sunday, October 22 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-10-22 17:03:27 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:55:31 GMT
    L to R: Ray Rudy Saucedo, III and Tiffany Sunshine Avalos. (Source: MCSO)L to R: Ray Rudy Saucedo, III and Tiffany Sunshine Avalos. (Source: MCSO)

    Arizona DPS troopers arrested two suspects who they say fired shots at troopers Sunday morning.

    Arizona DPS troopers arrested two suspects who they say fired shots at troopers Sunday morning.

  • VIDEO: Burglars break through wall of Phoenix business

    VIDEO: Burglars break through wall of Phoenix business

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-10-23 15:01:00 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:13:15 GMT
    (Source: Silent Witness)(Source: Silent Witness)

    Apparently traditional methods of robbery just don’t cut it anymore. Instead of breaking a window or picking a lock, two Phoenix burglars broke a hole through the wall between two businesses and crawled through the drywall to get into a PQH Wireless store.

    Apparently traditional methods of robbery just don’t cut it anymore. Instead of breaking a window or picking a lock, two Phoenix burglars broke a hole through the wall between two businesses and crawled through the drywall to get into a PQH Wireless store.

  • Police begin landfill search for missing Phoenix woman

    Police begin landfill search for missing Phoenix woman

    Monday, October 23 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-10-23 15:09:00 GMT
    Monday, October 23 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-10-23 17:27:25 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Phoenix Police Department has started searching a Buckeye-area landfill for the body of a woman who has been missing for months.

    The Phoenix Police Department has started searching a Buckeye-area landfill for the body of a woman who has been missing for months.

Powered by Frankly