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Goodyear PD: Motorcycle crash kills brother and sister

Posted at 6:48 PM, Jan 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 00:21:57-05

A brother and sister have died following a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Goodyear on Sunday night.  

According to the Goodyear Police Department, the incident happened near 143rd and Vineyard avenues just before 6 p.m. 

Police say the driver of the motorcycle, 26-year-old Fabian Arvizu lost control for an unknown reason while he was riding with his sister, 16-year-old Victoria Arvizu. 

Victoria Arvizu was a sophomore at University high school in Tolleson. Grief counselors were available at the school Monday, which is the first day back for students from winter break. 

Classmates were in disbelief when the news was announced during second period. Many of them spoke to ABC15 about how wonderful a person Victoria was.

"She'd be there for you," explained Arthur Rhone, a junior at University High School. "If you were down, she'd ask you what was wrong and she would try to be there for you in a nice way."

Another student, who asked to not be identified, told us how much they looked up to Victoria. The student told us Victoria had a twin brother who attended class Monday. 

"What I said to her brother was, 'I know it hurts losing a family member, but she's still looking down on you. No matter where she is, she's looking down on your family and she'll always make sure you're okay,'" said the student. 

Both were residents of Phoenix, according to police.  

Police say their initial findings show that there were no signs of impairment in the crash. 

Additionally, excessive speed does not appear to be a factor in the incident, according to police.

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