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ASU police officer dies in motorcycle wreck on Loop 101

Officer Joseph Montgomery (Arizona State University Police Department)

PHOENIX – An Arizona State University Police Department motorcycle officer died Thursday morning in a single-vehicle freeway wreck, authorities said.

Officer Joseph Montgomery was a 13-year ASU Police veteran and is survived by his wife and four children, the department said on social media.

The collision occurred around 8:30 a.m. on the northbound Loop 101 near University Drive in Tempe, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The motorcycle might have run into a wall, DPS spokesman Bart Graves said in an email.

Montgomery was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital, Graves said.

The off-ramp to University Drive was closed while the scene was under investigation.

No other information was made available.

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