Man killed in hit-and-run vehicle collision in Tucson

Tucson police are investigating two vehicles of interest connected with the death of a motorcyclist that occurred late August.

The victim was identified as 61-year-old Quedith Mullins, the Tucson Police Department said.

On Aug. 26 around 8 pm, Tucson police officers responded to a request from the Tucson Fire Department near the intersection of Grant Road and Silverbell Road. The Tucson Fire Department had been dispatched for a call regarding an unresponsive man, officials said.

Tucson fire crews found the man, later identified as Mullins, with injuries consistent with being involved in a vehicle collision, and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Traffic Unit Detectives from the Tucson Police Department continued the investigation at the scene, and found evidence suggesting the victim was riding a homemade motorcycle before an unknown vehicle struck him, according to police. The collision did not occur on a public highway, the police said.

Police said that the vehicle fled before officers arrived on the scene.

Tucson police released photographs of two vehicles that were seen leaving the area shortly before the collision.

Silver Honda Odyssey minivan

The vehicles were described as a silver Honda Odyssey minivan and a black Lincoln SUV. The Tucson Police Department said that detectives would like to speak with the occupants regarding the crash.

Black Lincoln SUV

Anyone with information is encouraged to call traffic detectives at 520-837-7245 or 88-CRIME if they want to share information anonymously.

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