Eloy woman dies in motorcycle accident near Casa Grande

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Fatal motorcycle accident near I-10 and Riggs Road

PHOENIX -- One person was killed in a motorcycle wreck near Interstate 10 and Riggs Road Sunday evening.

According to the Department of Public Safety, a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a tarp in the roadway and it became entangled in the rear wheel. The driver lost control of the motorcycle, which entered the center median where it overturned.

The driver, Donald L. Morris, 59, of Eloy, was transported to a Phoenix-area medical center. The passenger, Maria Patena, 30, of Eloy, sustained fatal injuries.

DPS Officer Robert Bailey said Morris was wearing a helmet, but it is still unclear if Patena was using a helmet.