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Jul 4, 2013 1:46 PM by Faye DeHoff

19-year-old on bike killed in crash with semi

TUCSON - A bicyclist who collided with a semi-tractor trailer in midtown yesterday evening has died.

Tucson Police say 19-year-old Albert Rich was on his bicycle when he collided with the semi near the intersection of Broadway Boulevard and Campbell Avenue around 5:32 last night.

Rich was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, where he died shortly after arrival. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

Detectives from the Traffic Investigation Unit say the International Truck Tractor with a 2005 Great Dane Semi-Trailer was traveling westbound in the curb lane of East Broadway Boulevard and made a right hand turn onto northbound Campbell Avenue.

The bicyclist was traveling westbound in the bike lane on Broadway Boulevard approaching Campbell Avenue.

The bicyclist struck the right side of the tractor trailer just below the passenger door. The bicyclist was pulled beneath the tractor trailer as it completed the right turn.

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