Motorcyclist killed in collision with pickup truck

Two-vehicle collision

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A motorcycle rider died in a collision with a pickup truck at Thunderbird Road and 41st Avenue in Phoenix.


by Jennifer Thomas

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 5 at 2:13 PM

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PHOENIX – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a pickup truck in Phoenix Tuesday morning.

At approximately 8:25 a.m., a Kawasaki motorcycle heading west on Thunderbird Road collided with a Chevrolet pickup truck traveling southbound from a stop sign at 41st Avenue, according to Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump.

The collision occurred in the intersection.

Crump said Stephen T. Walrath, 23, was wearing a helmet but sustained serious injuries. He was transported to a local trauma center where he later died.

The driver of the truck was not injured and remained at the scene. Crump said he was evaluated by detectives and impairment does not appear to be a factor.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.