08/25/15 - A multi-motorcycle accident Saturday morning left one motorist dead and another in critical condition on Interstate 10 near Queen Creek and Riggs roads.
Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers reported four motorcycle riders were speeding down the interstate at about 2:30 a.m. One rider rear-ended a trailer hauled by a pick-up truck.
The rider, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead on the scene. DPS has not yet released the rider’s name.
A second motorcycle rider was transported to the hospital for critical injuries. The other two motorcyclists reportedly fled the scene and have not been identified.
The driver of the pickup truck sustained minor injuries.
I-10’s eastbound lane was closed off for over two hours early Saturday morning due to the crash.A DPS spokesperson said they’re actively investigating the crash and will release more details when they become available.