Woman riding in back of motorcycle killed in Mesa

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Woman killed in motorcycle vs. truck collision

MESA - A woman was killed in a collision in Mesa.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of Elsworth and University.

According to Mesa Police, a woman in her 50s was killed after the motorcycle she was riding on the back of crashed with a pick-up truck.

The male driver of the motorcycle suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Police say the driver of the truck, identified only as an elderly woman, suffered only minor injuries.

At this time investigators are unsure whether alcohol was a factor in the wreck.

Elsworth is closed at University until the wreckage is cleared and officers conclude their initial investigation.