PHOENIX – Two people were killed Saturday morning in a motorcycle crash, authorities said.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety said the accident occurred at 4:23 a.m. along the Interstate 17 at McDowell Road.
DPS said the male rider and his female passenger traveling in the westbound transition ramp from Interstate 10 to northbound Interstate 17 when the rider lost control of the vehicle.
The motorcycle struck the concrete barrier wall and both riders were “catapulted off the transition/overpass ramp,” according to DPS.
The man and woman fell about 50 feet and landed on gravel adjacent to the McDowell Road exit ramp of I-17.
Both died at the scene.
The roadway was shut down for about 3 1/2 hours.
The accident is still under investigation.
The names of the victims have not been released.
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