DPS identifies 56-year-old Bernand Sanchez as motorcyclist killed Sunday on I-17 SB near New River

Posted at 11:17 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 15:44:05-04

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has identified the motorcycle rider killed in a crash Sunday on the I-17 southbound near New River. 

DPS says 56-year-old Bernand Sanchez lost control of his motorcycle and crashed for unknown reasons and was not wearing a helmet.

Sanchez was taken to the hospital but was unable to survive a head injury. 

This accident happened just hours before another crash involving 24 vehicles closed the I-17, near Black Canyon City, for nearly nine hours.