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A motorcyclist was killed when he crashed into a truck on Tucson's north side Saturday morning, police say.

It appears he ran a red light before the crash at the 1st Avenue and Fort Lowell Road intersection, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman.

The man was pronounced dead shortly after arriving to a hospital.

Dugan said the truck driver remained at the scene to cooperate with detectives.

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Officers shut down the intersection around 5:30 a.m. It was reopened several hours later.

No further information has been released.

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.