Cornville Man Dead After Motorcycle Crash

May 7, 2019

Authorities say a motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet has died on an Arizona roadway after he hit a guardrail on a road near Sedona and was thrown off his bike and down an embankment.

The motorcycle driven by Rowe at the time of the fatal collision.
Credit Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says the Sunday afternoon collision was in Cornville, a region known for its spectacular red rock formations.

Spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said Monday that after the motorcyclist was ejected, the riderless motorcycle deflected off a guardrail and hit a van towing a cargo trailer. The van's sole occupant was uninjured.

The motorcycle rider, 65-year-old Carl Rowe of Cornville, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.