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PD: Speed may be a factor in deadly motorcycle crash in Phoenix

75th Avenue and Buckeye Road crash
Posted at 9:24 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 01:27:22-04

PHOENIX, AZ — Police say speed may be a factor in a deadly motorcycle crash in Phoenix Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say Luis Rodriguez Jr., 31, was northbound on 75th Avenue near Buckeye Road when he lost control of his bike and hit a large wooden utility pole, causing him to be thrown from his motorcycle.

Emergency crews responded and Rodriguez was pronounced deceased on scene, according to Phoenix Police Detective Luis Samudio.

Rodriguez was wearing a helmet and speed appears to be a factor, said Samudio.