Motorcyclist dies in west Phoenix crash

Drivers are asked to avoid 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road as police investigate a deadly crash involving a motorcyclist.
Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 6:57 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2023 at 12:51 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A major intersection in west Phoenix was closed Wednesday morning after a deadly motorcycle crash. Police have identified the victim as 57-year-old Edward Lee.

Around 6 a.m., Phoenix police officers responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and a car at 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road. Officers arrived at the scene and found Lee seriously hurt. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Detectives learned Lee was northbound on 43rd Avenue when a car turned in front of him. Police say the man driving the car stayed on scene and didn’t show any signs of impairment. It’s unclear if any charges will be filed as part of the investigation.

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