PD: Motorcyclist dies after Chandler crash

CHANDLER, AZ - A 22-year-old motorcyclist has died following a messy early morning crash in Chandler.

Chandler police said an SUV driver was traveling east on Warner Road near Commanche around 2:15 a.m. when a motorcyclist collided with his vehicle.

The motorcycle was completely destroyed and left debris scattered as far as 80 yards away, according to police.

Chase Reno was driving home from a game of bingo with friends when he was struck in the rear passenger side of his SUV.

"I just got all the sudden, boom. Something hit me and I wasn't quite sure what. There was nobody on the road. Then I saw the motorcyclist fly past my windshield," said Reno.

Police believe the motorcyclist was driving impaired, and also believe he was going at least 90MPH at the time of the collision.

A street light was also severed at the base and lying in the street as a result of the motorcycle impacting it.

Police said the motorcycle rider was transported to Scottsdale Osborn Trauma Center in extremely critical condition but was pronounced dead at 9 a.m.

The SUV driver and 3 passengers inside the SUV were injured. There are no signs of impairment with the SUV driver.

Warner Road was shut down for several hours Sunday morning as crews cleared the crash scene.


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