UA student crashes motorcycle, dies at hospital
CREATED Mar. 31, 2013
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A University of Arizona freshman is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle near Mt. Lemmon.
Deputies responded to milepost 12 on General Hitchcock Highway after someone called 9-1-1 to report that a motorcyclist crashed at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, according to Deputy Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
Once on scene, deputies discovered that a motorcyclist flipped over a guard rail and sustained serious injuries, but he was conscious and talking to rescuers, Peine said.
Emergency medical responders air-lifted the motorcyclist, 19-year-old Spencer Repp, to a local hospital for further treatment, according to Peine.
Peine tells KGUN9 that Repp's conditioned worsened after he was admitted to the hospital and he died later Friday night.
During an investigation of the crash, deputies learned that Repp was speeding when he lost control of his motorcycle, Peine said.
Repp was a student at the University of Arizona and originally from New York.