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Motorcyclist killed in Mesa after crashing into SUV

Posted 6/15/24

A 23-year-old man died at a hospital Friday night after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into Mazda SUV at a Mesa intersection, police said.

The crash occurred about 9:50 p.m. June 14 at …

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Motorcyclist killed in Mesa after crashing into SUV

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A 23-year-old man died at a hospital Friday night after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into Mazda SUV at a Mesa intersection, police said.

The crash occurred about 9:50 p.m. June 14 at the intersection of Sycamore and Southern Avenue, according to a release from the Mesa Police Department.

Officers arrived and found the motorcyclist, 23-year-old Alex Calderon, partially trapped under the SUV. Calderon was taken to hospital where he died a short time later, police said.

The Mazda driver and a passenger sustained minor injuries and were discharged from a hospital.

Witnesses and initial investigations suggest the motorcycle was traveling west on Southern at a high speed, weaving between vehicles moving in the same direction, the release stated.

The Mazda was waiting at the light on Southern, preparing to turn left onto Sycamore. As the Mazda began its turn, the motorcycle collided with it, police said

The driver of the Mazda was tested for impairment and processed for DUI as part of the Mesa Police Department’s protocol.

The test results will be available in a few weeks, police said.

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