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1 dead after 2 motorcycles crash outside Oatman

1 dead after 2 motorcycles crash outside Oatman
Posted at 12:14 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 15:14:37-04

One man is dead after two motorcycles crashed while traveling on Oatman Road at MP 9. 

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened around 5:50 p.m. Friday. 

Both motorcycles were traveling north on Oatman Road when they failed to navigate the curve and veered off the road. 

The drivers were identified as 55-year-old Brian Hansen and 54-year-old Michael Hansen, both residents of Foothill Ranch, California.

Michael suffered minor injuries and was taken to Valley View hospital by Golden Shores ambulance. Brian was pronounced dead at the scene due to head trauma. Neither motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.

Speed and being unfamiliar with the area are considered factors in the crash.

Next of kin were notified, and MCSO deputies are still investigating the case.