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.
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.
TRAFFIC ALERT 🚨:
Sentinel Peak Rd to “A-Mountain” is completely shut down while @Tucson_Police Detectives investigate a serious injury collision involving a vehicle and bicyclist. The area will be closed for the next 3-4 hours. pic.twitter.com/E99wehbUWV
— Sergeant Pete Dugan (@SgtDugan) October 11, 2018
A witness says this vehicle struck a cyclist at the top of A mountain.
TPD says the driver may have been impaired. pic.twitter.com/MMy8IsjyKk
— LUPITA MURILLO (@LMURILLO4) October 11, 2018