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PHOENIX -- Authorities say a motorcyclist has died after colliding with a trash truck in Phoenix.

Phoenix police have identified the victim as 40-year-old Jason Nazos.

The 34-year-old driver of the trash truck escaped injury.

Police say Nazos crashed into the back of the trash-collection vehicle after it turned into his path at about 6 a.m. Monday.

He reportedly was driving at speeds of 45 mph.

Police say Nazos was declared dead at the scene.

Associated Press,

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