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Motorcycle rider dies after collision in Phoenix

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Phoenix authorities have identified a motorcycle rider who died after a crash Friday afternoon.

Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said a 62-year-old James Stoegbauer was on a motorcycle was heading southbound on 51st Avenue on Friday afternoon when a car heading east on Thunderbird pulled into his path. 

Stoegbauer was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries, said Thompson.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

Thompson said the driver of the car and his passenger were not hurt.

Investigators on scene said impairment did not appear to be a factor, according to Thompson.

Thompson said 51st Avenue was closed from Sweetwater to Thunderbird for the investigation.

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