Blown tire likely cause in fatal motorcycle wreck

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PHOENIX - An early morning motorcycle accident on Interstate 17 near New River kills one man and sends a woman to the hospital.

Wreck caused highway back-up
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The Department of Public Safety said the early investigation indicated a tire failure on the motorcycle led to the fatal accident.

Police are interviewing witnesses.

DPS said neither was wearing helmets.

The young woman was transported to the hospital, but her condition is not known.

Interstate 17 near New River was closed for a short time while officers were on scene.

An early morning motorcycle accident on Interstate 17 near New River kills one man and sends a woman to the hospital.

The Department of Public Safety said the early investigation indicated a tire failure on the motorcycle led to the fatal accident.

Police are interviewing witnesses.

DPS said neither was wearing helmets.

The young woman was transported to the hospital, but her condition is not known.

Interstate 17 near New River was closed for a short time while officers were on scene.