Motorcycle, Sedan Collide Head on in Fatal Calpella Accident
Calpella, CA (January 30, 2019) – A motorcyclist was killed in a three-vehicle accident in Calpella. The fatal crash happened on the afternoon of January 31 on Highway 20.
Redwood Valley man died late Thursday afternoon after he drove his motorcycle into the opposing lane of traffic and collided head-on with a car on Highway 20 in Mendocino County.
The California Highway Patrol said the three-vehicle wreck occurred at 4:50 p.m. on Highway 20 near Lake Mendocino and east of Calpella.
The CHP’s Ukiah Area office did not release the name of the 62-year-old man who died or the drivers of the other two vehicles involved.
A 37-year-old Lakeport woman in a Toyota Camry was heading east on Highway 20, near Marina Drive. Behind her was a Chevrolet Colorado driven by a 59-year-old Ukiah man. A motorcyclist riding a Harley-Davidson was heading west in the eastbound lane, speeding in front of the Camry.
The Harley-Davidson and the Camry collided head-on. The driver of the Chevy driver swerved to avoid the crash but hit the left front of the Camry. The motorcyclist, a 62-year-old man died at the accident scene. The woman driving the Camry suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The driver of the Chevy was also injured.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.