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Tucson, AZ – Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Catalina Hwy Claims Young Woman

Tucson, AZ (May 14, 2024) – A tragic motorcycle crash on Catalina Highway near Molino Basin Campground Friday night, May 10, claimed the life of 21-year-old Mia Valencia. Her father, David Valencia, expressed profound grief, reflecting on the shocking loss. “It’s kind of unbelievable,” he said, struggling with the reality of his daughter’s death.

Mia was recently mourning her fiancé, Xander Ryser, who died in a similar accident in March. The crash occurred as Mia and another rider sped into a curve and struck a guardrail, launching both into an embankment. Mia died at the scene, while the driver sustained minor injuries and was hospitalized.

David Valencia, echoing a father’s pain and caution, urged motorcyclists to respect the dangerous curves of Mount Lemmon. “This mountain plays for keeps,” he advised, emphasizing the unforgiving nature of high-speed riding.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department continues investigating the crash as the community mourns and reflects on the losses.

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this accident.

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