Pima County Sheriff's Department

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

Fatal Motorcycle Accident on the South East Side

Sent on 5/29/2013 1:27:12 PM

On May 28, 2013, at 10:20 a.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department San Xavier District responded to the 4600 block of South Contractors Way, reference a motorcycle collision. Upon arrival they assisted Rural Metro Fire Department, who transported the victim to University of Arizona Medical Center. He was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The motorcyclist was identified as 66-year-old, Edward Rexford Mills the VI. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Traffic Unit responded and through the course of their investigation found that Mr. Mills was traveling northbound on Contractors Way approaching Illinois ST when he left the roadway and collided with a retaining wall. Mr. Mills may have experienced a medical event that contributed to him leave the roadway. The cause of the accident is still being investigated, but speed was not a factor in this case and he was not wearing a helmet. The investigation continues.

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