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Arizona Police: A pickup truck driver who has been charged with 25 counts after allegedly ramming his pick-up truck into a group of bikers on an Arizona highway is getting an update from police on Monday.

 

Pickup Truck Driver Crashes Into Group of Bicyclists, Killing 2 and Injuring 11

A man driving a pickup truck crashed into a large group of cyclists on a bridge in Goodyear, Arizona, over the weekend, killing two and sending 11 more to the hospital. Screenshot: Fox 10

 

The 26-year-old Pedro Quintana-Lujan is accused of two counts of manslaughter, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, 18 counts of endangerment, and two counts of accidentally causing serious injury or death by a moving violation, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Fox News Digital on Monday.

He was arrested on Sunday, according to the Goodyear Police Department.

 

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A press conference will be held by the department at 1:30. The fatal collision involving the enormous group of bicyclists was officially announced on Monday local time.

The event was characterized as “an educational meeting for reporters to study the intricacies of the terrible bicycle tragedy.”

7:57 a.m. A pick-up truck on the Cotton Lane Bridge fatally collided with a large group of adult bicyclists on Saturday. Police from Goodyear were called to the scene. Currently, two cycling deaths have been officially confirmed. Authorities claim that one rider, an adult female, died there while the second rider died in the hospital.

Karen Malisa, 61, was the name of the deceased woman, according to local news reports.

In a statement obtained by KPNX, Malisa’s family wrote, “The community grieves the death of a teacher, leader, and good friend from a horrible event yesterday. As you can understand, it’s heartbreaking.” “Everyone who had the distinction of calling Karen our friend will miss her fun, smile, and boundless enthusiasm.”

 

Arizona police to provide update on pickup truck driver facing 25 counts over deadly bicyclist crash

Goodyear police arrested and booked into jail the driver of the vehicle that killed 2 cyclists and injured 11 others, 26-year-old Pedro Quintana-Lujan. (Goodyear Police Department)

 

According to authorities, an additional 11 individuals with varied injuries were taken to three separate nearby hospitals; one of them is still in critical condition.

One of the victims was a Goodyear local, while another was an out-of-state visitor, according to the officials.

In a statement, the Goodyear Police Department expressed its “deep regret over this tragedy” and sympathies to the “families of the victims, the cycling community, and the community as general.”

The police have not yet disclosed the reason for the crash or if it was thought that drunk driving was involved.

 

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