PD: Motorcyclist dead, man arrested in Phoenix crash

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A motorcyclist was killed and another man was arrested following a crash in west Phoenix Thursday night. 

The crash occurred just after 11 p.m. near the area of 43rd Avenue and Indian School Road

Police say Yasmelli Saenz, 38, attempted to make a left turn when he failed to yield to Samuel Quick, 21, who was on a motorcycle. That's when the two vehicles collided. 

Quick and his female passenger were thrown from the motorcycle. Quick died at the scene while the woman suffered a non-life threatening injury.

Police say Quick and his passenger were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

Saenz was later arrested and processed for impairment.

He was later booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail for manslaughter, aggravated assault and endangerment.

The investigation is ongoing.

 


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