Motorcyclist killed in Mesa collision

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MESA, Ariz. -- A motorcycle rider was killed in a collision near Southern Avenue and Center Street in Mesa Thursday night.

Police said the man was riding his motorcycle eastbound on Southern Avenue just before 11 p.m. when a westbound car failed to yield during a left turn and the vehicles collided.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police spokesman Detective Steve Berry said the victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

The motorcyclist's name has not been released.

There is no word of any charges at this time.