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DPS: Motorcyclist struck, killed by vehicle after hitting barrier wall in Tempe

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Both HOV ramps from Interstate 10 to U.S. 60 were closed while troopers investigated the scene. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Both HOV ramps from Interstate 10 to U.S. 60 were closed while troopers investigated the scene. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A motorcyclist died Tuesday afternoon after he lost control, struck the barrier wall and flew into oncoming traffic in Tempe.

According to DPS, a motorcyclist was traveling westbound on the U.S. 60 HOV flyover ramp to westbound Interstate 10 around 4:50 p.m.

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The motorcyclist, later identified as 25-year-old Albert Yanez, lost control of his motorcycle and struck the barrier wall. The impact caused him to go over the barrier wall and land in the eastbound HOV lane.

DPS said with no time to react, a driver struck and killed Yanez.

The motorcycle traveled a short distance before it went over the barrier wall into the eastbound lanes, where it was then struck by a vehicle.

Both the eastbound and westbound HOV ramps from I-10 to the U.S. 60 were closed while troopers investigated the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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