Phoenix police: Bicyclist identified after being hit by suspected drunk driver

Posted at 9:29 PM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 16:09:51-04

Police say a bicyclist has died after being hit by a car Saturday night.

Authorities say the crash happened near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Thomas J. Butler.

The bicyclist tried to ride across the street, not in a crosswalk, and was hit by the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe. 

The bicyclist was taken to the hospital but didn't survive.

The driver was arrested for suspected DUI, but has not been charged for the crash.

43rd Avenue was closed from Bethany Home to Maryland Avenue for several hours but has since reopened.

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