ADOT workers block SR 238 from eastbound traffic after a fatal crash Thursday morning. Photo by Michelle Chance

An accident between a vehicle and a bicycle has left one person dead this morning.

The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on State Route 238 about a mile west of SR 347 at Green Road near Ak-Chin Southern Dunes.

According to Maricopa Police Department spokesman Ricardo Alvarado, a 47-year-old man was dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle had called emergency services and reported striking something on the road. The driver and cyclist were both traveling west on the highway.

The driver was taken to MPD for further questioning. Alvarado said impairment has not been ruled out. A blood sample was taken and sent to the lab for analysis.

Traffic has been stopped in both directions between Edison Road (Loma) and Ralston Road. Detours have been set up. Arizona Department of Transportation is asking drivers to allow for extra time and use extra caution in the area.

MPD is still trying to notify next of kin.

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