Name of motorcyclist killed in crash released

Police have released the name of the 24-year-old man who was killed Monday night in a midtown motorcycle crash.

Curtis Gaylord was dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at about 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of East Speedway and North Beverly Avenue, Sgt. Chris Widmer, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said in a news release.

Investigators determined Gaylord was riding a 1998 Suzuki SX7 motorcycle eastbound on Speedway at about 95 miles per hour. A 2000 Mazda 626 passenger car was northbound on Beverly Avenue making a left turn to go westbound on Speedway and pulled out in front of Gaylord’s motorcycle, Widmer said. Gaylord was wearing a helmet.

The two occupants of the Mazda were uninjured.

No citations have been issued in the collision.

Kimberly Matas

Manslaughter plea draws seven years

A man accused in a 2010 murder has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Gunnar Quick was accused in the August 2010 shooting death of Darwin Wells, 36, who was found dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 6500 block of East Golf Links Road.

Quick pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

He was arrested in May 2013 in connection with Wells’ death.

Pima County Superior Court Judge Deborah Bernini said a mitigated sentence in the case was justified because Quick had no prior criminal history, has shown remorse for the killing and has long battled mental-health issues.

Defense attorney Brick Storts said Quick has been on a course of medication since his arrest and his mental health has improved.

Patrick McNamara