17-Year-Old Rider Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Avenue B

YUMA, AZ (March 15, 2022) – Late Monday afternoon, a motorcycle accident near Patricia Lane took the life of a teenager.

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received reports of the collision around 4:23 p.m., at the intersection of Avenue B and Patricia Lane.

Upon initial investigation, crews reported that a 2011 silver Chevy Equinox was heading westbound on Patricia lane. For reasons unknown, the driver failed to yield the right of way to a northbound 2015 black Honda CPR 500 motorcycle upon entering the intersection on Avenue B.

As a result, the rider struck the driver’s rear side of the vehicle. The impact ejected the rider from the motorcycle onto the roadway, causing life-threatening injuries.

The motorcyclist, identified as a 17-year-old male from Somerton, died at the crash scene.

Afterward, the driver of the car was transported to a hospital with minor injuries. Authorities have not yet released the identities of those involved.

At this time, an active investigation is still ongoing. Once available, further details will be provided.


The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


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