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Arizona Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Aug 15, 2017

An Arizona man in a motorcycle accident Monday night on the Twisp-Carlton Road.

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said deputies were called to the scene at around 7:10pm.  When they arrived at the scene they found the motorcycle, Honda ST1300 and the rider, 42-year-old Kurt A. Carlson, of Mesa Arizona in the river.

Rogers said, Carlson had been riding with two other motorcycles and apparently got separated. When the other two riders noticed he was not behind them they turned around and went back to look for him and found the accident.

The Sheriff said it appears that Carlson had lost control and left the road went down an embankment and into the river. He said it is unknown what caused Carlson to leave the roadway but no signs of skid marks or any other vehicle was involved in the collision. Carlson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Carlson was a Police Officer with the Mesa Police Department in Mesa Arizona. He was in Washington riding with two friends when the accident occurred. The Mesa Police Department was contacted last night and they advised they would be notifying Carlson’s family.

The accident is under investigation by the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and Coroner Dave Rodriguez.



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