Motorcyle rider killed in early morning crash

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Scottsdale police are investigating a deadly motorcycle crash on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.

It happened at about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday east of Scottsdale Road.

Police said the motorcycle and a Cadillac SUV collided. The motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the motorcyclist, a 28-year-old man from Phoenix, was traveling east on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and the SUV was turning left from the westbound lanes into a private driveway.

Officer Dave Pubins said the motorcycle hit the SUV as it turned, and then continued for about 600 feet before coming to rest.

Although the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, he did not survive the crash.

"Speed is considered to be a factor in this collision though no citations have been issued," Pubins wrote in an email to media outlets.

The eastbound lanes of Frank Lloyd Wright were closed between Scottsdale and Miller roads through the morning rush hour. They re-opened at about 10:30 a.m.

3TV traffic reporter Gina Maravilla advised drivers to avoid the area.

Link: Phoenix Traffic app