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Tucson Police identify suspect in deadly hit-and-run on ‘A Mountain’

TUCSON – The Tucson Police Department is investigating an incident on A-Mountain that left several people injured.

TPD said 20-year-old Yanibra Moreno was heading down A-Mountain when she hit a cyclist. The driver reportedly continued driving down Sentinel Peak Road South until she reached the bottom of the mountain. Police said she then crashed into a large boulder.

Sentinel Peak Road South near A-Mountain has been shut down.

According to a witness at the scene, the driver reportedly hit some bicyclists and other vehicles on the drive down the mountain. The witness said the driver was traveling in the wrong direction of traffic.

The cyclist was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The cyclist later succumbed to the injuries sustained in the incident. He was identified as a 73-year-old man.

The driver was transported with minor injuries. Police say she is still in the hospital. The 20-year-old suspect will face several felony charges, including second-degree murder, felony hit-and-run and two counts of aggravated assault.

Police confirmed that alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Two other pedestrians were hit in connection to the incident.

Vehicle hits numerous people, bicyclists on A-Mountain on Thurs., Oct. 11, 2018.

 

Noel Sederstrom

Noel Sederstrom

Noel Sederstrom joined the KTTC-TV staff as News Director in February, 2008. He's a native Minnesotan, having grown up on a farm near Litchfield, and also spending a lot of time on Lake Vermilion near Tower-Soudan, where his grandfather Gust Saari worked in the Soudan Underground Mine. After studying journalism at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Noel worked as a reporter, anchor, producer and Executive Producer at television stations in Duluth, Little Rock, Buffalo, Louisville and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Noel was the News Director at WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo for seven of his 18 years at the CBS affiliate before returning to Minnesota. He and his wife Cindy have two grown children and make their home in Rochester. Email Noel at nsederstrom@kttc.com
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