Suspect is arrested in Arizona after truck crash kills two cyclists, injures 11


The Goodyear Police Department in Arizona announced the arrest of suspect accused of driving his pickup truck into a group of cyclists, resulting in two deaths and 11 injured. The suspect, 26-year-old Pedro Quintana-Lujan, is accused of driving his truck into a “large cycling group”, and faces several charges; including two counts of manslaughter.

The incident took place on Saturday at about 8 a.m. in Goodyear, a suburb of Arizona with a population of more than 95,000. The crash occurred on Cotton Lane Bridge, which crosses the Gila River. The Goodyear Police Department tweeted that the deceased were one male and one female: “Sadly, two of the bicyclists died, and one remains in life-threatening condition … One of the deceased is a local resident of Goodyear, and one was visiting from out of state.”  Additionally, 11 people were injured in the crash.

According to ABC News, Quintana-Lujan also faces three counts of aggravated assault, 18 counts of endangerment and two counts of causing serious injury or death during a moving violation. He is being held in Maricopa County Jail on a $250,000 bond, with a  hearing is scheduled for Friday.

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