1 killed, 1 injured in Morristown motorcycle crash

A group of motorcycle riders was traveling eastbound on State Route 74 when two collided, according to DPS.

ARIZONA, USA — One person was killed and another was seriously injured during a motorcycle crash near Morristown on Saturday night. 

According to the Department of Public Safety, a group of motorcycle riders was going eastbound on State Route 74 when one attempted a pass and hit another. 

Both of the riders were thrown from their bikes and neither were wearing a helmet, DPS said. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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Driving Safety Tips: 

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) offers driving tips 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.