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Biker killed in A.J. crash identified

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Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 4:10 pm

A motorcyclist killed in a two-vehicle crash on Friday in Apache Junction has been identified.

James Jepperson, 57, of Apache Junction died after a Heidi Chroy-Cardona, a 30-year-old woman from Guatemala ran a stop sign about 1 p.m. as she was traveling west on Tepee Road in a sport utility vehicle, according to information from Apache Junction police.

Jepperson was traveling south on San Marcos and was ejected several feet from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet.

Chroy-Cardona, who was not injured, was cited for failing to yield right of way from a stop sign and failed to produce a valid driver’s license, police said.

A verification of her Guatemalan passport resulted in a response from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who subsequently detained her.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing and will be forwarded onto the Pinal County Attorney’s Office to determine whether Chroy-Cardona will be charged.

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