Phoenix police have arrested a man that allegedly hit and killed a motorcyclist while speeding and under the influence of alcohol.
Police say just after 2 a.m. on July 9 52-year-old Bradley Mitchell was struck from behind on a motorcycle as he was traveling westbound on Thunderbird Road toward 7th Street.
A witness reported to police that 38-year-old Frederick Hurt passed him in a Chrysler 300, at “Oh my God speed.”
Police say there were break marks for 160 feet before the collision and the car and motorcycle continued for about 500 feet after the crash.
Mitchell was ejected from the motorcycle and pronounced dead following the collision.
A preliminary breath test reportedly showed Hurt’s Blood Alcohol Content at .128. He was taken to a hospital for injuries he suffered during the crash, according to police.
Police estimate Hurt was traveling about 20 MPH over the posted 50 MPH speed limit.
Hurt is being held on a $100,000 bond on a charge of second-degree murder.