May 9, 2013 5:21 PM by Swetha Iyengar/Michelle Walby
TUCSON - An accident involving a motorcycle has killed one person, Tucson Police said.
It happened early Thursday morning at the the intersection of Alvernon and Technical Drive.
An officer noticed a motorcycle lying in the landscape near the intersection. The motorcyclist, 25-year-old Nicholas Vasquez, was found dead a short distance away.
Detectives say Vasquez was going southbound on Alvernon at a high rate of speed. He apparently lost control and struck the guardrail. Vasquez was thrown from the motorcycle.
He was wearing a helmet but it's unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.