Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
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Press Release

Fatal Traffic Collision at Ina and La Cholla

Sent on 2/28/2013 2:02:04 PM

On February 27, 2013, at approximately 7:08 p.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Foothills District responded to the report of a serious collision south of the intersection of West Ina Road and North La Cholla Boulevard. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Traffic Unit responded to the scene. They determined that Richard Bean, age 57, was riding his motorcycle south of the intersection of Ina and La Cholla at the dedicated turn bay. Mr. Bean was wearing his helmet. Anthony Valdez, age 31, was waiting to turn into the Walgreens at Ina and La Cholla. He failed to yield to Mr. Bean and turned in front of him causing a collision. Mr. Bean collided with the front passenger side of Mr. Valdez’ vehicle and was transported to University of Arizona Medical Center. Mr. Bean died prior to reaching the hospital. The investigators developed suspicion that Mr. Valdez was operating his vehicle while impaired. Mr. Valdez was arrested and booked for Manslaughter. The investigation continues.


Ina & La Cholla, Tucson, AZ, United States


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