23-year-old motorcyclist killed after speeding, hitting vehicle making left turn
Jan. 18, 2020
Phoenix police on Saturday identified the motorcyclist killed in a Friday night crash near 34th Avenue and Union Hills Drive as 23-year-old Timothy Romanoski.
Romanoski was driving a 2002 Honda motorcycle eastbound on Union Hills Drive "at an accelerated rate" just before 11:15 p.m., Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.
As he was approaching the 35th Avenue intersection, a 55-year-old man driving a Honda Civic attempted to turn left into a private drive, Thompson said.
Romanoski crashed into the passenger side of the vehicle and was thrown from his bike.
Fire crews transported Romanoski to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
He was wearing a helmet, Thompson said.
The 55-year-old was evaluated, with officials determining he was not impaired at the time of the crash, Thompson said.
Romanoski's speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, he said.
An investigation is ongoing.
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