Driver arrested in Sierra Vista bicyclist fatality

5/8/2018 1:36pm Buffalo Soldier Trail just south of Garden Ave.

Bicyclist 71-year old David Alva was killed. The driver was arrested.

No particulars were given about the crash; I inferred the bicyclist was struck from behind. The road there is wide multi-laned, divided, arterial in addition to wide bike lanes.

so for time being, is tagged as “drifted” (as opposed to strike-from-behind or some other mode) in keeping with recent practice on



Arrest made in fatal bicycle collision
Sierra Vista – According to Sierra Vista Police, today at around 1:36pm a van struck and killed 71-year old David Alva of Hereford. The collision occurred on Buffalo Soldier Trail just south of Garden Avenue…The driver of the van is identified by police as 31-year-old Jared McDonald of Tucson. McDonald is facing multiple charges including second-degree murder, negligent homicide, manslaughter, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence and driving under the influence…


Crash Report

ASDM data is consistent with a “drifted”, as noted above. Driver failed to maintain proper lane.

FARS still not available as of time of this writing (9/2019)

Criminal Case

This December 14, 2018 news item reports that the the defendant was charged with 2nd degree murder among some other things, and trial has been postponed… as well as some other information regarding an impending civil case, and the defendant’s cell phone passcode.

As of 11/2019 the only action showing on case lookup refers to the civil case in Cochise County Superior Court CV-201800684.

In other news

5/13/2018 Man, horse fatally struck by pickup truck south of Tucson by a hit-and-run driver. “Pima County Sheriff’s officials say 36-year-old Dimas Leon Mariscal was taken into custody late Saturday after an hours-long search.”

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