Max Joseph “Dragon” Aragon died January 3rd and he was buried last Saturday at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix. He was a patch holder in the American Latino Motorcycle Association. A.L.M.A. is a one piece patch club in Phoenix and a member of the Arizona Confederation of Clubs.
Max Aragon was riding his motorcycle on the Thomas Road off ramp from Grand Avenue in Phoenix about 1:30 am two days into the new year when he had a terrible accident. A Phoenix police spokesman named James Holmes speculated that Aragon hit a cement wall and fell off his bike. Holmes also guessed that the bike kept going for another 150 yards.
Police responded to a report of the accident and impounded the bike about 2 am but never looked for Aragon. “First of all, you have a huge area on Grand Avenue with all the overpasses,” Police Lieutenant Michael Rivera told KNXV in Phoenix. “It’s dark. It may appear obvious to us, but when someone recovers a bike it could be anything. A hit and run…a stolen bike.”
A vagrant found Aragon’s body about noon the next day.
Aragon is survived by his wife Irma; his sons Joseph and Tony; his father Max; his mother Bea and his brothers in the American Latino Motorcycle Association.
Max Dragon Aragon was 41-years-old. He was a friend of this page and he will be missed. He died with his boots on.
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