Motorcyclist dead after hitting median, veering into oncoming traffic on Carefree Highway

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Carefree Highway was closed between 15th and 20th avenues while police investigated for several hours. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Carefree Highway was closed between 15th and 20th avenues while police investigated for several hours. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A deadly motorcycle crash closed the Carefree Highway in Phoenix early Wednesday morning.

Around 1:30 a.m., a motorcyclist, later identified as 46-year-old Howard Evans, was traveling westbound on Carefree Highway near 15th Avenue when he hit a raised median, according to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune.

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After colliding with the median, Evans traveled into oncoming traffic. That is when an eastbound vehicle struck Evans and he was pronounced deceased at the scene by fire personnel, Fortune said.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with officers. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in regards to the driver, Fortune said.

Carefree Highway was closed between 15th and 20th avenues while police investigated for several hours.

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