Fatal Accident Saturday in Oatman costs Havasu Motorcyclist his life

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 4:18 PM

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal motorcycle accident on Oatman Highway, at milepost 2.4, Saturday (7/23) morning.  Approximately 6:19 a.m., deputies responded to the scene of where a passerby reported seeing a motorcycle in the dirt and a subject not moving.  Upon arrival, deputies observed a deceased male subject, later identified as Daniel Robert Smith, 50, of Lake Havasu City.  Investigations determined the motorcycle went off the roadway into the dirt shoulder after it failed to negotiate a turn traveling southbound.  The motorcycle then hit the dirt embankment where Smith was thrown from the motorcycle. Smith was wearing a half-helmet which sustained damage to it.  Further investigation as to the time of death and causes are still pending as it appeared Smith may have crashed Friday (7/22) evening and due to the area, no one reported seeing the crash or the motorcycle until the next morning.  Speed does not appear to be a factor.  The motorcycle was towed from the scene.

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23 comments on “Fatal Accident Saturday in Oatman costs Havasu Motorcyclist his life”

  1. Pamela Reply

    This is so very sad. His wife is heartbroken. They were newlyweds.

  2. Joshua Reply

    I work at ampm I was working rave yard and was wondering why so many police were flying past

  3. Tammy Reply

    My heart goes out to both. To have been out there at that time of night and have that happen with no one around….we could of should of would of unfortunately it was out of everyone’s hands.
    My prayers and condolences to his wife family and friends.

    • Jennifer Ann Claflin Reply

      We still need more help financially. Lynn and her mother in law have no income at this time. I would like to set up a community carwash soon. Im going to ask my boss if we can do it here at Jacks. I would need help from volunteers.

    • Kristin Childress-Jonker Reply

      Just saw this Jennifer Ann Claflin…. If it is on a Sunday, my son and I would love to help out! We met through Facebook and I’ve been texting her off and on the last couple of months… Talked to her the morning after his accident and told her how awesome Havasu is and willing to help out a person in need.


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