52-Year-Old Driver Arrested after Killing Bicyclist

TUCSON, AZ (March 29, 2023) – Tuesday night, a crash on East Speedway Boulevard claimed the life of Isaiah Williams Escalante. The incident happened on March 21st just before 10:00 at the intersection of East Speedway Boulevard and North County Club Road. According to the Tucson Police Department, a Nissan Frontier pickup failed to yield when it turned left and ended up in front of a Honda Accord traveling eastbound. Consequently, the impact of the collision sent the Honda into the bicycle lane where 20-year-old Escalante was traveling. Furthermore, the Honda struck Escalante which caused his death, the investigating officers said. Meanwhile, police identified 52-year-old Matthew Lee Taleck as the driver of the Nissan. Authorities then arrested Taleck and the Honda driver later on. They booked them into Pima County Jail charging them with manslaughter, property damage, and two counts of endangerment. Also, the identity of the Honda driver was not yet released. An active investigation is still ongoing.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Isaiah Williams Escalante.
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