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…



Criminal Case


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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