OATMAN – A California man lost his life after two motorcycles went down on Oatman Road.


Mohave County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said the crash occurred about 5:50 p.m. Friday.

Mortensen said two Foothill Ranch, California residents lost control of the motorcycles they were operating when they failed to negotiate a curve en route to Oatman.

Brian Hansen, 55, was pronounced dead at the scene of severe head trauma while Michael Hansen, 54, was transported to Valley View hospital for treatment of minor injuries. It is unclear how or if the men are related.

Mortensen said impairment does not appear to have been a factor in the accident. She said speed and lack of familiarity with the road may have contributed to the cause of the accident.

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