Motorcyclist killed in traffic crash

Pickup truck, bike collide near Skull Valley

A motorcyclist was struck and killed on Iron Springs Road near Skull Valley, Friday, April 28, said Dwight D’Evelyn, Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman.

Just before 12:30 p.m., the victim, a man in his 50s, was hit by a pickup truck as he rounded a curve, headed north on Iron Springs.

“Initial indications are that the female driver of the pickup, in her 50s, may have over-corrected, causing her to enter the northbound lane and strike the motorcyclist,” D’Evelyn said.

Investigators were on the scene Friday afternoon, trying to reconstruct the crash.

“Speed is likely a consideration as one of the causal factors, but the investigation is ongoing,” D’Evelyn said.

He did not identify either driver.

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