Swedish citizen killed in Seligman motorcycle accident

SELIGMAN--A 77-year old motorcycle rider from Sweden was killed Sunday in an accident on Route 66 at Fort Rock Road in Seligman Sunday. The man has not been identified pending next of kin in the European state.

The Yavapai Sheriff's Office reports that according to witnesses, the rider was apparently not paying attention while following an SUV support vehicle. After the man noticed that the SUV had stopped he locked his brakes and attempted to swerve around the car, but still collided with the right rear section of the vehicle.

Even though the man was wearing a helmet, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The speed has not been estimated. Driver of the support vehicle was not impaired and no charges are expected.

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