Hit and run driver kills man in Somerton

June 22, 2019; time unspecified; A hit and run driver driving on the shoulder killed a 77 y.o. male bicyclist. US95 near County 15th Street., Somerton AZ (Yuma County)

This is possibly a #drifted error, though without more details it’s hard to know; the driver may well have been drunk and lost control.

Guessing from the picture, it appears the driver and bicyclist were southbound, just beyond the intersection with County 15th Street. US95 is part of the the state highway system.

SMTNews – Your only news source in Somerton, AZ
June 22 at 11:04 AM ·
#Update: This was a hit and run, the vehicle drove onto the shoulder where the cyclist was traveling, and left the scene after he/she killed this poor man. If you or someone you know have any information about the suspect call county deputies at 783-4427 or 78-CRIME, to remain anonymous.

First responders are at the scene of a fatal collision on US 95 near County 15th Street. Somerton Cocopah Fire officials just confirmed that a 77 year old male cyclist was struck by a vehicle who left his lane a struck the victim throwing him over 50 feet. SCFD EMS personnel followed protocols at the scene but the victim was ultimately declared deceased by on-duty YRMC ER doctor. We will have more as it becomes available.

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