PD: Motorcyclist dies in Glendale crash, police need help tracking down driver

GLENDALE, AZ - Glendale police are looking for a vehicle involved in a fatal motorcycle accident Monday afternoon.

Police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said the accident happened around 3 p.m. near 51st and Peoria Avenues.

Breeden said investigators believe the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Peoria Avenue approaching 51st Avenue when a vehicle made a left turn in front of it.

Police say the motorcyclist, 51-year-old Stephen Alford, tried to avoid the collision, and in doing so, crashed his motorcycle.

Breeden said Alford never struck the vehicle that turned in front of him.

Officials say the Glendale man was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. Authorities say he was not wearing a helmet when the accident occurred.

Police say the vehicle that turned in front of Alford left the scene and has not been located.

At this time, detectives do not have a description of the vehicle or driver.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident, or has any other information as to the vehicle involved, is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

Breeden said it is unclear at this time if the driver of the vehicle will be facing any charges.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time.


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