Bicyclist dead after motorcyclist crashes into him, Phoenix Police say

A man is dead and a teen is critically injured after a crash in Phoenix on Saturday, March 27.

At around 1:45 p.m. near Thomas Road and 24th Street, Phoenix Police officers responded to reports of a motorcyclist crashing into a bicyclist.

Detectives say a 17-year-old boy was driving a Kawasaki motorcycle when he hit a man who was in the crosswalk, adding they're not sure if the crosswalk sign was activated at the time of the crash.

Police believe the motorcyclist was speeding. It's not known if impairment played a role in the crash in either of the men.

"Charges are pending further investigation," the police department says.

On March 29, police identified the victim as 59-year-old Jay Knauss.

The motorcyclist is in critical condition.