1 killed in motorcycle, SUV crash in N. Valley

CAVE CREEK, AZ - Officials have identified a motorcyclist who was killed in an accident in the north Valley Wednesday morning.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Brandon Jones said the 7 a.m. accident involved a motorcycle and an SUV.

The motorcyclist died at the scene, according to Jones. The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Brandon Fossum.

The accident occurred at Cave Creek Road and Carefree Highway which was closed for several hours.

Jones said the driver of the SUV, a 42-year-old woman, was making a left turn when she and the motorcyclist collided.

The investigating is ongoing, but Jones said it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.

Speed has not been ruled out for either driver, according to Jones.

Jones said at this point no criminal charges are pending.

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