TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Tucson Police Department has released the name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash that happened on Sunday, Dec. 10 on the east side.
According to a TPD news release, 40-year-old Manuel Herrera Jr died from his injuries on Saturday, Dec. 16, after remaining in critical condition at Banner University Medical Center.
The incident happened at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 when TPD and crews from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the report of a crash at the intersection of East Golf Links Road and South Wilmot Road. TFD arrived first and rendered aid, then transported Herrera to Banner UMC with life threatening injuries.
During the investigation, TPD Traffic Detectives determined that Herrera had quickly exited a private lot and headed north on Wilmot Road. It was just north of the intersection with Golf Links where he lost control of his motorcycle, hit the raised median and crashed into the middle lane of northbound Wilmot.
It appears that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, according to the TPD news release. In addition Herrera was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, though there was a helmet reportedly on his motorcycle.