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Man dies after dirt bike collides with police SUV near 39th and Sweetwater avenues

39th Avenue and Sweetwater crash
Posted at 8:57 PM, Oct 27, 2021

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a dirt bike rider involved in a collision with a patrol car Wednesday night has died.

Dirt bike collides with police car 39th Ave and Sweetwater

The crash happened around 6 p.m. near 39th and Sweetwater avenues.

Police say the dirt bike rider was headed eastbound when he collided with a marked Phoenix Police Department Tahoe turning left.

The rider, identified as 32-year-old Antwon Brant, was also not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The dirt bike was reportedly not licensed for road use and did not have a headlight.

Brant's friends say he was a dependable person devoted to them and his family. They will be holding a vigil Thursday night.

The officer involved in the crash has reportedly been on the police force for 10 years.

ABC15 has requested the officer's records, as well as dash camera and body camera footage of the incident.