PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A motorcyclist is dead after a wreck Friday evening in Phoenix 

The incident involving a motorcycle and two cars occurred just before 7 p.m. near Interstate 17 and Thunderbird Road.

Phoenix police said a 20-year-old woman driving a Nissan Versa was traveling eastbound on Thunderbird Road. The woman was attempting to make a left hand turn into a private drive of an apartment complex when her vehicle was struck by a motorcycle.

The man riding a motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the Nissan. A third car, a Chevrolet Avalanche driven by a 23-year-old man also collided with the Nissan Versa.

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Samudio says the 23-year-old motorcyclist was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The driver of the car was uninjured. 

The motorcyclist has been identified as Bill Mussell. 

The drivers of the two vehicles were evaluated for impairment and police later determined neither was impaired.

Thunderbird Road was closed from the I-17 freeway to 21st Avenue for the crash investigation but has since reopened. 


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