Motorcyclist killed in collision at El Mirage intersection

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EL MIRAGE -- A 76-year-old motorcyclist died after being hit by a car Wednesday afternoon in El Mirage.

According to El Mirage police, a Pontiac driven by a 25-year-old woman was turning onto Dysart Road from Acoma Drive when she failed to yield the right of way and hit a motorcycle driven by Russell Rhoads, 76.

Rhoads was airlifted to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Assistant Police Chief William C. Louis said the preliminary investigation revealed no signs of impairment and no citations were issued at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation.