Tucson hit-and-run kills cyclist; woman arrested

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Police arrested Nichole Jacinto, 23, at her apartment. (Source: Tucson Police Department) Police arrested Nichole Jacinto, 23, at her apartment. (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (CBS5) -

A Tucson woman was arrested after a bicyclist was struck and killed by a car while riding in a bike lane early Thursday morning.

Police arrested Nichole Jacinto, 23, at her apartment after finding her vehicle, a 1996 Honda that was suspected in the crash, at her apartment complex.

A witness who saw the crash just after midnight followed the vehicle and provided police with a description and location, police said.

The 58-year-old victim was riding south in the bike lane of Oracle Road when he was struck from behind near Jacinto Street, police said. He was taken to a Tucson hospital, where he died.

The victim's identity was withheld pending notification of family, police said.

Jacinto was booked into the Pima County Jail on one count of second-degree murder and leaving the scene of a fatal collision.

Police said Jacinto exhibited signs of intoxication and she was tested for driving under the influence, the results of which were not known.

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