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Family seeks answers after deadly crash on US60

Posted at 5:34 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 19:57:51-05

TEMPE, AZ — A Valley woman is searching for answers in the death of her husband, who died in a crash while on a motorcycle on Monday afternoon along the US60.

Michael Trousdale, 49, died from injuries sustained in the crash Monday afternoon along US 60 near McClintock, which temporarily closed lanes to eastbound traffic.

"The last thing I said to him was in the morning before he went to work, we always kiss each other goodbye, 'love you baby,'" said Heather Riggio, about the last conversation she had with her husband.

Riggio told ABC15 Trousdale was on his way home from work when the crash occurred.

"I don't think he was ready to go," Riggio said. "We talked about dying at 65, 75."

DPS initially believed the case was a potential hit-and-run, taking to social media to seek help finding a white car.

Believing authorities were looking for another driver, Riggio offered up $50,000 as a reward.

On Wednesday, after ABC15 interviewed Riggio, DPS said they have new information, are no longer looking for any additional vehicles and the crash remains an open investigation. The agency did not provide details on the circumstances of the crash, or who else was involved.

Riggio told ABC15 her husband served in the military, was the life of the party, loved to joke and loved family. She is now hoping to find out exactly what occurred on the freeway.

"I love this man madly," Riggio said. "He loved life madly. It's not fair."