Man Riding Bike in Carefree Killed in Accident

A 48-year-old man is dead after his motorized bicycle was struck by a 17-year-old driver in Carefree, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said.

Darrin Conrad was riding his bike south on Cave Creek Road near New River Road when he was struck by a Subaru driven by the teenager, who had been trying to negotiate a turn.

Conrad received a life-threatening head injury and was flown to John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital about 6 p.m. where he was later pronounced dead.

The 17-year-old driver was not injured. The Sheriff’s Office investigation is ongoing.

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