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Bicyclist, 20, dies after wreck at Speedway and Country Club

By Phil Villarreal,


Tucson police say a bicyclist involved in a March 21 wreck has died.

Isaiah Williams Escalante, 20, died Wednesday after a crash involving two other vehicles near Speedway and Country Club.

A silver Frontier pickup turned left in front of a black Honda Accord heading east. The Accord hit the Frontier, forcing the Honda into the bike lane, hitting Escalante, who was on a bicycle.

Matthew Lee Taleck, 52, was driving the pickup and faces charges including manslaughter, property damage and two counts of endangerment.

Police say Taleck was impaired during the wreck.

The Honda driver, 23, was arrested and booked on unrelated charges.


Phil Villarreal is the senior real-time editor for KGUN 9 . He is also a digital producer and host of "Phil on Film" seen weekly on Good Morning Tucson, Phil moved to KGUN after 17 years with the Arizona Daily Star. He is married and has four children. Share your story ideas and important issues with Phil by emailing or by connecting on Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter .

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