Police identify motorcyclist killed in Goodyear crash

- Police have identified the victim who was killed in a crash involving a car and a motorcycle on Saturday morning.

Goodyear Fire crews responded to the area of Litchfield Rd. and Wigwam Blvd. on Saturday at about 9:30am and found a motorcycle rider on the ground, and a vehicle that had crashed into a palm tree.  Medics say the motorcyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital with critical injuries. 

Goodyear Police say the motorcyclist was killed at the scene.  He has been identified as 22-year-old Craig Mertens.

Four people inside the vehicle -- two adults and two children -- were treated on the scene and taken to the hospital.  Two of them were taken to a nearby trauma center, and two others with were also treated at the hospital, but all of them only suffered minor injuries.

Goodyear Police have shut down the area while officers re-route traffic from the scene.  The intersection will reopen Saturday afternoon.

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