Longtime Pima County Administrator Injured In Collision

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Chuck Huckelberry, the longtime top staff official for Pima County, was critically injured in a collision while bicycling in downtown Tucson Saturday morning, the county announced.

Huckelberry was hospitalized in stable but critical condition “after being struck by a vehicle," according to a statement released by the county.

Sgt. Richard Gradillas, a Tucson Police Department spokesman, said the incident was under investigation and that no additional information was immediately available.

A Tucson native, Huckelberry became county administrator in 1993.

Huckelberry started working for the county in 1974 as a field engineer in the Department of Transportation. He became director of the department and of the Flood Control District in 1979 and became assistant county manager for public works in 1986.