A 48-year-old Glendale woman was killed on State Route 89 while riding her motorcycle Sunday afternoon.
Patsy Banks was traveling on State Route 89 just south of the Phippen Museum on her 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle when for an undetermined reason she lost control of her vehicle and veered off of the roadway. Upon impact with the shoulder of the road Ms. Banks was ejected from her vehicle and unfortunately was not wearing a helmet.
Prescott Fire Department responded to the scene near mile marker 318 where they proceeded to treat Ms. Banks' wounds prior to transporting her to Yavapai Regional Medical center where she was pronounced deceased.
State Route 89 was closed for several hours for investigative purposes and the cause of the collision is still under investigation though Prescott Police have noted that speed does not appear to be a factor.
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