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19-year-old dead, another injured in rollover crash involving motorcycle in North Phoenix

When crews arrived on the scene at Central Avenue and Bell Road they found a truck and motorcycle involved.

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department has announced the death of Leonardo Rios-Aguilar, 19, following a rollover crash in north Phoenix Saturday evening.

When crews arrived on the scene at the intersection of Central Avenue and Bell Road they found a truck and a motorcycle involved in the crash.

Authorities found that the motorcyclist, later identified as Rios-Aguilar, had died from his injuries on the scene. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Phoenix Police said that investigations into the crash are still ongoing.

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Deaths on Arizona roads 

Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation shows that roadway fatalities have been gradually rising in Arizona over the last decade: 

  • 2011: 825 deaths  

  • 2012: 821 deaths 

  • 2013: 844 deaths 

  • 2014: 774 deaths 

  • 2015: 895 deaths 

  • 2016: 952 deaths 

  • 2017: 1,000 deaths 

  • 2018: 1,010 deaths 

  • 2019: 982 deaths 

  • 2020: 1,057 deaths 

ADOT offers driving tips on its website to help keep people safe on the road. 

"There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety," the department said on its website. 

ADOT's suggestions include: 

  • Don’t speed or drive aggressively 

  • Never drive while under the influence of substances 

  • Avoid distractions while driving 

  • Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are doing the same 

  • When an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, move over 

  • Stay extra aware in work zones 

  • Be prepared for weather conditions that make driving dangerous 

Find more tips on the department's Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT's website here. 

"Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT," the department said. 

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