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Motorcyclist killed in eastside crash identified

TUCSON (KVOA) - The victim of Sunday's fatal motorcycle crash on the east side was identified Monday afternoon.

According to Tucson Police Department, 33-year-old Bobby Jack Tate was traveling southbound on Rita Road near the Target Distribution Center at a high rate of speed at around 7:29 p.m. that evening. For reasons that have not yet been determined, Tate reportedly lost control of the motorcycle, crossed over to the northbound lanes of Rita Road and struck a nearby tree.

TPD said the 33-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say Tate was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident or had a valid driver's license or motorcycle endorsement on his person at thet time of the incident.

Speed appears to a factor in the incident at this time. TPD said impairment as not yet been ruled a factor in the crash as evidence will be determined through medical records.

No citations or charges have been made at this time.

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