Man killed in motorcycle accident

Man killed in motorcycle accident

CREATED Aug 3, 2012

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A man riding a motorcycle without a helmet was killed Friday after he hit a truck, according to Sgt. Chris Widmer with Tucson Police.

Widmer tells KGUN9 that Clemente Valdez, 31, was traveling northbound on Country Club Road when he collided with a 1995 Chevrolet Pickup that had pulled into the universal turn lane.

Valdez was attempting to pass a slower vehicle by using the universal turn lane, and was killed on impact.

Police say speed appears to be a contributing factor in the accident.

The driver and sole occupant of the pickup truck was not injured.