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Authorities: Motorcyclist dies on Arizona roadway

May 7, 2019

CORNVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet has died on an Arizona roadway after he hit a guardrail on a road near Sedona and was thrown off his bike and down an embankment.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says the Sunday afternoon collision was in Cornville, a region known for its spectacular red rock formations.

Spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said Monday that after the motorcyclist was ejected, the riderless motorcycle deflected off a guardrail and hit a van towing a cargo trailer. The van’s sole occupant was uninjured.

The motorcycle rider, 65-year-old Carl Rowe of Cornville, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.