PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – A motorcyclist died in a wreck involving a truck in northwest Phoenix Tuesday morning.

It happened at about 8 a.m. near 43rd Avenue and New River Road, just west of Interstate 17 and north of the Outlets at Anthem.

Sgt. Ann Justus of the Phoenix Police Department said the motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene.

Justus later identified the motorcyclist at 29-year-old Ryan Speerbreacher.

Speerbreachers was driving his motorcycle southbound on New River Road and crossed the center line into northbound traffic when it hit a pickup truck, according to Justus. 

The driver of the pickup truck remained on scene and worked with police and did not show any signs of impairment. 

Drone video showed debris from the crash and a truck off the roadway sitting nearly perpendicular to the pavement. Ground video showed a helmet on the street by the wrecked motorcycle.


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