Motorcyclist killed in Mesa crash

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

MESA, Ariz. – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a vehicle in Mesa Friday morning.

Mesa police responded to the crash at University Drive and Ellsworth Road at approximately 7:20 a.m.

Police said the motorcyclist was traveling east on University at a high rate of speed while a westbound vehicle was attempting to turn left into a private drive.

As the vehicle turned left, the motorcycle hit the front passenger side.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said it appears speed was a factor in the collision.

The motorcyclist's name has not been released.