Two Cyclists Were Murdered And 11 People Were Injured In A Truck Incident- Police revealed the arrest of a suspect in the incident that left two bicyclists dead and 11 others hurt in a suburb of Phoenix on Sunday.
According to the Goodyear Police Department, Pedro Quintana-Lujan, 26, is being held in custody on charges of two counts of manslaughter, three counts of aggravated assault, 18 counts of endangering others, and two counts of seriously injuring or killing someone while moving in violation.
At before 8 a.m. on Saturday, on the Cotton Lane Bridge, a busy road in Goodyear, some 19 miles west of Phoenix, police said Quintana-Lujan was operating a pickup truck pulling a trailer when the car struck a group of bikers.
According to police spokeswoman Lisa Berry, Quintana-Lujan stayed at the collision scene and assisted the authorities with their investigation.
Although Berry said a lady bicyclist died at the site, and another victim passed away in a hospital, the names and ages of the victims weren’t immediately known on Sunday.
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According to authorities, several bicyclists suffered severe injuries, while one bicyclist’s condition is still considered life-threatening. According to sources, one of the bikers who died was a Goodyear resident, while the other was an out-of-state visitor.
The Goodyear Police Department, along with the cycling community and the city at large, are all highly grieved by this tragedy, Berry added.