MCSO: Rider identified in deadly motorcycle crash in Carefree

Posted at 6:34 PM, Mar 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-21 00:57:06-04

Deputies have identified a rider killed in a motorcycle crash in Carefree on Sunday evening as 53-year-old Vincent Rollen.

The single-vehicle accident happened at Cave Creek and Pima roads around 6 p.m. 

According to deputies, Rollen was traveling eastbound on Cave Creek Road when for unknown reasons he crossed over the center line into the gravel-filled median. 

Once in the gravel media, Rollen reportedly collided with a three-foot-tall barrel cactus, causing him to be thrown from the motorcycle. 

He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead later that evening. 

Deputies say speed and impairment are being investigated as factors in the crash. 

Rollen was reportedly not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.