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Fatal motorcycle accident on Carefree Highway


PHOENIX – On April 11 around 1:30 in the morning a motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene after he collided with a raised median, entered into the oncoming traffic lane and then was struck by a vehicle near 15th Avenue and the Carefree Highway, according to Phoenix Police.
The highway was restricted between 15th and 20th avenues for several hours while police conducted an investigation. The accident happened on the first official day of Arizona Bike Week and it serves as a somber reminder for drivers and motorcyclists alike to drive safely.
Authorities have identified the deceased motorcyclist as 46-year-old Howard G. Evans, who was visiting from out of state.
It was reported that Evans was traveling west bound on Carefree Highway when he crashed into the median and collided with a vehicle that was traveling east bound. Police do not believe that impairment was a factor for the driver of the vehicle, who remained on the scene.
The investigation is ongoing, and police are waiting for toxicology reports to determine if alcohol was a factor for the motorcyclist.