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Pinal County deputies arrest man after deadly motorcycle accident in April

Posted: 1:47 PM, Oct 17, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-18 17:12:30Z

Pinal County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 24-year-old man after a motorcyclist was killed in Casa Grande in April. 

According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Pablo Alejandro Reyes was trying to pass cars in a no-passing area near McCartney and Overfield roads at a high rate of speed on April 28.

Deputies say Reyes did not see the oncoming traffic as a motorcyclist, 43-year-old Benjamin Barth, swerved to avoid Reyes and crashed.

Barth died instantly, according to deputies.

On Monday, PCSO deputies arrested Reyes for negligent homicide.

Reyes' arrest reportedly comes after a Grand Jury indictment, and lab results came back that showed he tested positive for THC at the time of the accident.