Maricopa County: One motorcyclist killed, another hurt after serious crash in Southeast Valley

Posted at 3:11 PM, Feb 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-26 00:42:35-05

Authorities are investigating a serious crash in the Southeast Valley.

According to Maricopa County Sergeant Joaquin Enriquez, deputies are investigating a crash near Signal Butte Road and Apache Trail between Mesa and Apache Junction.

The crash, which happened around 2 p.m., involved two motorcycles that collided with a van trying to cross Main Street.

Firefighters who responded began administering CPR to one of the motorcycle riders, Sgt. Enriquez said. The rider was taken to the hospital in "very serious" condition. The other rider had cuts and serious head injuries, was taken to the hospital and later died. Authorities said both injuries are considered life-threatening.

The area around the crash was closed for several hours but reopened to traffic around 6:45 p.m., according to the Maricopa County Department of Transportation.

Neither impairment nor excessive speed is believed to have played a factor in the crash. Deputies are still investigating.

No further information was immediately available.

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