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Tucson police arrest woman in fatal hit-and-run accident; bicyclist struck in bike lane


TUCSON, Arizona — Tucson police have arrested a woman in the hit-and-run accident death of a 58-year-old bicyclist who was struck from behind while riding in a bike lane.

Police say officers arrested 23-year-old Nichole Jacinto after locating the suspect vehicle in her apartment complex while investigating the accident that occurred early Thursday morning.

According to police, a witness reported seeing the accident. The witness followed the suspect vehicle as it left the scene and provided police with a description and information on the vehicle's whereabouts.

Police say Jacinto was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and leaving the scene of a fatal collision, and police say she showed signs of intoxication. It's not immediately known whether she has an attorney.

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