Tucson officer in unmarked car hits bicyclist

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By Sarah Blais By Sarah Blais

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Tucson police are investigating a bicyclist's death after an undercover officer struck him with an unmarked vehicle.

Authorities say 49-year old Francisco Galvez was struck late Saturday as officer Alon Hackett was working a surveillance operation.

According to investigators, Galvez rode in front of Hackett's 2012 Nissan Pathfinder and was hit with the right front corner of the vehicle.

Police say Galvez was transported to University Medical Center where he later died. Authorities say he was not wearing a helmet.

Hackett was not injured.

Detectives from the Traffic Unit and the Office of Internal Affairs are conducting an investigation into the collision.

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