Motorcyclist killed on Interstate 10 in West Phoenix

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PHOENIX (AP) -- A motorcyclist traveling on eastbound Interstate 10 in West Phoenix has died after his bike struck a pickup truck Tuesday morning.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Bob Bailey says the accident occurred at 9 a.m. under the 59th Avenue overpass.

Traffic on the HOV and the number one lane is once again moving.

Bailey says the bike rider, identified as 62-year-old Charles Hawkins of Litchfield Park, was wearing a helmet when he crashed.

The motorcyclist was transported to a Phoenix hospital where he later died.

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