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  • Mon May 30 2022
  • Posted Nov 14

A 77-year-old cyclist has died weeks after she and another rider were struck while in a crosswalk on Tucson’s south side, Tucson police say.

Roxana Jo Fudge was in a tandem recumbent bicycle about 3:30 p.m. March 30, using a lighted crosswalk on West Ajo Way near South Second Avenue when Tucson police say she and the other driver were struck by a pickup truck.

The driver of a green 1997 Dodge Ram was turning from Second Avenue onto Ajo when the collision occurred. The driver was cited and released on suspicion of causing a serious wreck, police said.

On Sunday, the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Department in Iowa City, Iowa, notified Tucson police that Fudge had died from her injuries.

Information about the second cyclist was not provided on Monday.

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Update from another news source states "The other person on the bike, a man, also suffered life-threatening injuries."
"The truck driver stopped and was not impaired at the time of the crash, according to the TPD. The driver, an 85-year-old man, was charged with causing serious injury or death by a moving violation."

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Roxana (Roxy) Jo Fudge, 77, a Storm Lake fixture for 45 years and current resident of Oaknoll Retirement Community in Iowa City, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022 as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic tandem bicycling accident on March 30th in Tucson, Arizona.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent to 2660 N Scott Blvd #3-34, Iowa City, Iowa 52245. the Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The outpouring of grief from around the world is a testament to the values of joy, hospitality, caring, and adventure that Roxy embodied throughout her life. Donations made in her honor are welcomed to any of the organizations she was associated with. See full obituary for organizations if you have questions.

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Crash Date: March 30th 2022
Death Date: May 26tj 2022

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