Tow Truck Collides With Cyclists In Flagstaff Intersection

May 31, 2021

Flowers and signs mark the area where a driver collided with six cyclists in downtown Flagstaff, killing a 29-year-old woman and injuring others.

A tow truck ran a red light and collided with a group of bicyclists at a Flagstaff intersection, killing one and injuring at least four others, police said Saturday.

Police said Joanna Wheaton, 29, of Flagstaff, was killed in the crash Friday and that five other cyclists also were struck, including four who were taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

The tow truck driver, Normand Cloutier of Wildomar, California, was charged with causing a death by a moving violation, said Sgt. C. Odis Brockman, a Flagstaff police spokesman.

Online court records didn’t indicate whether Cloutier has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.