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Police investigate fatal crash at I-10/67th Avenue EB in Phoenix

Posted at 7:37 AM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-23 08:07:57-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a motorcycle rider died after jumping a curb and crashing into a pole early Friday morning.

The crash happened on the eastbound Interstate 10 access road between 59th and 67th Avenues.

Police say the rider, identified as 36-year-old Pedro Ibarra, hit a curb, drove onto an adjacent dirt field, and hit a light pole.

Paramedics pronounced Ibarra deceased at the scene. A police spokesman says he was wearing a helmet and speed appears to be a factor in the crash.

The area was closed for several hours while police investigated, but has since reopened.