Bicycle fatality

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on May 10 on Battaglia Drive in Arizona City and later died.

ARIZONA CITY — The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man who was killed while riding his bicycle near Arizona City this month.

Raymond Valdez, 67, was riding his bicycle around 6:40 p.m. May 10 near West Battaglia Drive and La Rambia Road when he was struck by a vehicle, according to PCSO spokeswoman Lauren Reimer. The motorist driving the vehicle stopped, called 911 and waited for deputies to arrive. Valdez was transported to a local hospital where he was declared dead.

PCSO is still investigating the incident, however neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be a factor in the accident, Reimer said.


Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at