PHOENIX, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Uzuri Burkes, of Surprise, Arizona, has been identified as the victim killed in a motorcycle crash involving a pickup truck Monday in Phoenix, according to reports.

Burkes, 21, died following a collision involving a truck on Monday evening, the Phoenix Police Department reported.


According to police, the collision occurred after a pickup truck, driven by a 53-year-old man, attempted to cross all lanes on Cave Creek Road.

Burkes then collided with the truck.

Despite wearing a helmet, Burkes fell victim to his injuries and died at the scene, said Sgt. Maggie Cox of the Phoenix Police Department, reports AZFamily.

The man driving the truck remained on scene and fully cooperated with authorities.

Impairment did not appear to play a role in the crash, officials confirmed.

The investigation is ongoing.

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.