[ Update Sept 3: they seem to be implying this was not a vehicle involved, there was no hit-and-run, thus this was not a traffic crash, so I added the non-traffic tag, and am removing the hit-and-run tag. There is some sort of fairly deep ditch/canal(?) running in the median]
Sept 2, 2015. Police were notified of a dead body and nearby mangled bicycle in the median of Apache Trail near Ocotillo 8:30am. Though this is apparent hit-and-run traffic fatality, it’s not clear and the investigation will have to confirm.
Apache Trail near Ocotillo road has three lanes in each direction plus a BL. East and West are separated by a VERY wide median (I see ~ 65′ on google maps).
Other maps oddities: the BLs according to the dates on google street view have appeared sometime after June 2013 but before July 2015. The BL symbol appears to be non-standard; the standard symbol is 40″ wide; this one looks to be only maybe 24″???
Police: Body of man found on road median in Apache Junction
Associated Press 12:01 PM, Sep 2, 2015 Updated: 6:48 PM, Sep 2, 2015
APACHE JUNCTION, AZ – Authorities say a man whose body was found on a road median in Apache Junction apparently died from a bicycle accident. Apache Junction police say no foul play is suspected in the death of the 60-year-old man whose name is being withheld until his family can be notified. A call was made to a police dispatcher about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday reporting that a body had been found in the median of Apache Trail and Ocotillo. Officers were dispatched to the location where they confirmed the man was dead. TV news footage showed a bicycle with a mangled front wheel near the body. Police say their investigation into the man’s death is continuing.