PRESS RELEASE: Fatal Collision Between a Motorcycle and a Tractor Trailer

FLAGSTAFF, Az. – On August 4th at about 9:40 AM, a fatal collision occurred between a Motorcycle and a Tractor Trailer.  The collision occurred as both vehicles were exiting the Interstate 40 freeway and making a left turn onto westbound Country Club Drive.  While making the turn the motorcycle was struck by the back of the turning truck’s trailer.  The motorcycle was being operated by 49-year-old Sheri Gustafson of Phoenix.  Sheri was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver remained on the scene until police arrived.  Officers and medical personnel arrived on the scene.  Detectives and the Accident Reconstruction Team were called to the scene as well.  The truck driver was transported to the Flagstaff Police Department for tests, where he exhibited no signs of impairment.  The investigation is ongoing at this time.

If you have additional information about this crash or were a witness, please call Detective Joe Gilbert at 928-679-4120, or email at