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Update: Cyclist Killed, Driver Arrested After Hit-and-Run in NE Tucson

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jul 16, 2021 in Local

hit-and-run driver arrested for fatal crashTUCSON, AZ - A bicyclist has died and a driver is facing murder charges as the result of a hit-and-run crash in Tucson early Tuesday morning.

According to KGUN 9, 56-year-old John Winston Abbey was struck by a Kia within the 4500 block of East Grant Road sometime before 5 a.m.

Abbey was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The driver of the Kia, 24-year-old Nicolas Daniel Jesse Tope, fled the scene before authorities arrived, but was located a short time later near Columbus Boulevard. He was deemed impaired and was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and leaving the scene of a fatal collision.

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