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Tucson motorcyclist killed in early morning crash

TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities say a motorcyclist is dead after being struck by a pickup truck pulling out of a private driveway on Tucson's south side.

Tucson police say 31-year-old Clemente Valdez was headed northbound on Country Club Road when he was hit near 46th Street about 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Police say Valdez wasn't wearing a helmet and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

They say speed appears to be a contributing factor in the fatal accident.

The driver and passenger in the truck escaped injury.

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