The driver allegedly involved in a fatal motorcycle crash on Sunday evening that drove off without waiting for police to arrive turned himself in the following day.
According to Yuma Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Lori Franklin, the hit-and-run crash happened at about 6:53 p.m., with officers responding to the 7000 Block of E. 32nd Street.
The initial investigation revealed that a black motorcycle being ridden by 40-year-old Michael Guinn, who was pronounced dead at the scene, crashed while traveling westbound on 32nd Street.
Upon further investigation, however, the YPD Traffic Unit has determined Guinn’s motorcycle had been struck by another vehicle. The offending vehicle fled the scene, but with the parts obtained during the investigation, it has been determined that the vehicle is a 2004-2012 Chevy Malibu.
As a result of the collision, 32nd Street between Avenue 7E and Avenue 8E was closed in both directions for several hours.
Franklin said that on Monday at about 4:34 p.m., a 28-year-old male came into the Yuma Police Department and admitted to being the driver who struck the motorcycle that Guinn was riding.
The vehicle he was driving was a Chevy Malibu. Charges are being forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for review in reference to this case. The investigation is still on going as further evidence is being collected.