- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a motorcyclist was killed when he became pinned between two cars.

DPS officials say 49-year-old Michael G. Salinel, of Gilbert, died Saturday after a crash on Loop 101 near the U.S. 60.

KNXV-TV of Phoenix reports (https://bit.ly/1Sc8bop) authorities say a vehicle cut off another car just before 9:30 p.m.

The impact sent the second car into a wall.

Investigators say Salinel tried to avoid hitting the stricken car with his motorcycle but was subsequently rear-ended by a third car.

They say Salinel was pinned between the two.

DPS say the vehicle that started the chain-reaction crash fled the scene.

Investigators have not released a description but believe the car has damage to its side.

Part of Loop 101 reopened early Sunday.

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Information from: KNXV-TV, https://www.abc15.com

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