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Jun 30, 2013 12:56 AM by Scott Oathout

55-year-old dies in bicycle accident

TUCSON- A 55-year-old man died as a result of a high speed bicycle accident on General Hitchcock Highway Saturday morning.

Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Jesus Banuelos said deputies responded to mile post 17, near Rose Canyon Lake on Mount Lemmon, around 10 a.m.

Upon arrival, the deputies found the man off the road. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Banuelos said the bicyclists was traveling at a high rate of speed, when he was unable to negotiate a turn in the road.

The bicyclists was wearing a helmet, but Banuelos said an impact into a hill caused fatal injuries.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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