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Motorcyclist airlifted from crash

Motorcyclist airlifted from crash

CREATED Jan 2, 2013 - UPDATED: Jan 2, 2013

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A motorcyclist was hit near Interstate 10 and Houghton Road Wednesday.

Deputy Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department tells KGUN9 that the 61-year-old  motorcycle rider hit a car from behind when the car was stopped for a turn.

Peine says alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

A helicopter was called in to airlift the rider who has life-threatening injuries.

KGUN9 has a crew heading to the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.