TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A cyclist was killed and a woman is facing a murder charge after a hit-and-run crash on 'A' Mountain early Thursday, Oct. 11.
According to a news release from the Tucson Police Department, 73-year-old Richard E. Ellwanger died about two hours after being taken to Banner University Medical Center.
Ellwanger was biking up the mountain when he was hit by a vehicle that was coming down in the wrong lane.
Police say 20-year-old Yanibra Moreno was booked into the Pima County Jail on one count of second-degree murder, one count of leaving the scene of a collision causing serious injury or death and three counts of endangerment.
Moreno allegedly also hit two pedestrians and several boulders before coming to a stop near the parking area. The man who was her passenger was not injured.
The pedestrians suffered minor injuries. Moreno was treated at a hospital for her injuries before being booked into jail.
TPD said Moreno showed signs of impairment.