Man dead, woman hospitalized after motorcycle crash in Phoenix

The crash at 27th and Northern avenues was so severe that the SUV was knocked onto its side. The woman driving was also injured.
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 5:49 AM MST|Updated: Jun. 2, 2023 at 12:44 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man is dead and a woman was injured after a crash involving a motorcycle in Phoenix early Friday morning. The motorcyclist who was killed has been identified as 38-year-old Charles Hansen.

It happened near 28th and Northern Avenues just before 1:30 a.m. According to police, Hansen was headed east while speeding when a woman driving an SUV turned in front of him. The impact was so severe that the SUV rolled onto its side.

Hansen was trapped under the SUV and pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken to the hospital but police later said her injuries are not life-threatening. Police say she showed no signs of impairment. A dog inside the SUV wasn’t hurt.

Northern Ave was closed from 28th to 31st avenues for several hours during the investigation.

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