Fatal Accident Saturday in Oatman costs Havasu Motorcyclist his life

 

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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.