PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Kevin Vazquez-Teran has been identified as the young motorcycle rider killed following a crash Thursday night in north Phoenix, Arizona.

Vazquez-Teran, 20, was operating a motorcycle at a high rate of speed around 7 p.m. near 40th Street and Cactus Road, when a Nissan Altima making a left turn crossed in front of the motorcycle, causing the vehicles to collide.


The victims was traveling westbound on Cactus Road when he entered the intersection at 40th Street at a high rate of speed and collided with a Nissan Altima, reports AZFamily on Friday morning.

Police said Vazquez-Teran was wearing a helmet at the time of the violent crash.

He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force injuries.

A 65-year-old passenger of the Altima was transported with unknown injuries. Five other occupants of the Altima, including a 3-year-old boy, were uninjured in the collision.

Police said the 36-year-old Altima driver was not impaired when the crash occurred, remained at the scene and cooperated with arriving officials.

The motorcycle’s speed appears to be a factor in the crash, according to a report.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with possible information may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Phoenix is the capital of the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. Known for its year-round sun and warm temperatures, it anchors a sprawling, multi city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. It’s known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, displaying cacti and numerous native plants – wikipedia.

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