Mesa police identify motorcyclist killed in crash

Posted at 8:30 AM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 20:53:41-04

Officials have identified the motorcyclist involved in a deadly crash in Mesa.

Mesa police said 24-year-old Christian J. Matheny died after he crashed into a vehicle at Country Club Drive and Southern on Tuesday. 

Mesa police said the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Country Club Drive at a high rate of speed when it collided with a vehicle at Southern.

A Department of Public Safety trooper attempted to stop the motorcyclist at Country Club but lost sight of the motorcyclist shortly before the crash. 

According to a Mesa police spokesperson, the victim may have had a suspended license.

DPS said the trooper did not pursue the vehicle and notified Mesa police.