From Lt. Ken Morley: On October 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM, Prescott police officers, along with Prescott Fire Department personnel, responded to a single vehicle motorcycle collision on State Route 89 at mile marker 318.3.
Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the vehicle, a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle, had been travelling south on State Route 89 just south of the Phippen Museum when it left the paved portion of the roadway to the right and travelled onto the dirt shoulder. The motorcycle lost control upon travelling on the dirt shoulder and impacted on the front and left side prior to coming to rest on the west side shoulder of State Route 89.
The driver and sole occupant of the motorcycle, Patsy Banks, a 48-year-old Glendale resident, was not wearing a helmet and was ejected from the motorcycle. Ms. Banks was treated on scene by Prescott Fire Department personnel prior to being transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.
State Route 89 was closed for several hours for investigation purposes. The cause of this collision is still under investigation; however, speed does not appear to be a factor.
A Glendale woman was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon on Highway 89 as she traveled southbound. The accident occurred near the Phippen Museum.
The victim had no passengers on her bike. She was transported to Yavapai Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.
Editor's note: Thanks to Citizen Reporter Gary Edelbrock for giving us the heads up on this incident.