Driver who hit bike riders in El Tour de Tucson facing charges

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UPDATE: Friday, Dec 19

William Wilson has been indicted by the Pima County Grand Jury with leaving the scene of an accident involving serious physical injury.

UPDATE: Wednesday, Nov. 26

Alleged driver responsible identified

TUCSON -- Pima County authorities say a man who was driving a car that struck a group of 10 bicyclists Saturday during the El Tour de Tucson race has been identified through an attorney.

Pima County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Dawn Barkman says they're not releasing the man's name because the investigation is ongoing.

Authorities and witnesses say an elderly driver fled after colliding with 10 bicyclists and seriously injuring five.

The five injured were taken to hospitals Saturday with various injuries.

Barkman said earlier the most seriously injured was 42-year-old Gary L. Stuebe of Surprise.

Although he was listed as critical, Stuebe was stable enough to be transported to a Phoenix hospital.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star

ORIGINAL STORY: Driver plows into bicyclists in El Tour de Tucson, 1 critical

TUCSON - Pima County sheriff's deputies continue to follow several leads in their search for a driver who fled after colliding with a group of bicyclists Saturday morning on the outskirts of Tucson.

Five of the 10 riders -- all of whom were participating in the El Tour de Tucson ride -- were taken to hospitals.

The most seriously injured -- 42-year-old Gary Stuebe of Surprise -- is in critical condition at a Phoenix hospital.

The sheriff's office sent out 70 letters to local residents asking for anyone with information about a vehicle with extensive damage to come forward. Deputies also have contacted auto body shops in the Tucson area.

The car was a gold- or silver-colored Honda or Toyota, and it will have extensive damage. The driver was described as elderly, 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, with metal-framed glasses.