Helmet-less motorcyclist dies after Phoenix crash, police say

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A helmet-less motorcyclist is dead after a motorcycle accident in Phoenix Sunday night. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A helmet-less motorcyclist is dead after a motorcycle accident in Phoenix Sunday night. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A helmet-less motorcyclist is dead after a motorcycle accident in Phoenix Sunday night, according to Phoenix police Sgt. Jonathan Howard.

The accident occurred near on 19th Avenue south of the Loop 101 freeway.

Howard said the man riding the motorcycle was heading north on 19th Avenue a little before 7 p.m. when he collided into the side of a mini-van that was turning onto 19th Avenue from Behrend Drive.

Howard said the man, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene of the crash. 

The woman driving the mini-van is cooperating with police. Investigators suspect impairment could have played a factor in the collision.

The accident investigation closed down 19th Avenue for a quarter mile around the scene for several hours.

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