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Fatal Accident Occurs on Lopes Road 

A Benicia man who died in a solo motorcycle crash recently has been identified as 69-year-old Harold Bray, Jr. The accident occurred as the motorcycle rider headed south along Lopes Road close to the intersection with Marshview Road. While making a left turn, the report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the rider was ejected from his bike. 

Multiple-Vehicle Crash on I-80 Results in a Fatality 

A multiple-vehicle crash in Sacramento on June 21 ended up in a fatality. The collision involved five vehicles and occurred along eastbound Interstate 80 close to westbound El Camino Avenue at around 1:00 p.m. Officer A.J. McTaggart, a North Sacramento California Highway Patrol (CHP) spokesman, said a Rocklin man, age 79, died in the collision. 

Accident on U.S. 50 Kills One Person and Injures Others

A traffic fatality was reported in Rancho Cordova on June 19 following a two-vehicle accident along U.S. 50. The collision occurred around 11:10 p.m. along westbound U.S. 50 just west of the Zinfandel Drive off-ramp between two vehicles, one of which was hauling a trailer, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). One of the vehicles overturned in the collision. Drunk or drugged driving was not ruled out as a factor in the accident, and a phlebotomist was called to administer a blood test on one person. 

Authorities Discover Body Lying on Florin Road

A body lying in the roadway reported by callers to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) on June 13 is suspected to be the result of a hit-and-run collision. Motorists driving west along Florin Road shortly after 12:00 a.m. called police when they spotted what they thought was a body and blanket in the number two lane near Bowling Drive. When officers arrived, they discovered a deceased male with no identification or property on him. 

Accident on Adeline Street Kills Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist fatality accident occurred in Berkeley on June 12 when the rider crashed. The collision occurred around 12:03 a.m. along Adeline Street near Stanford Street and Alcatraz Avenue, and shortly afterward, calls came in to the Berkeley Police Department. Officers arrived to find that the rider, around age 50, had died in the collision. He did have a helmet on at the time of the crash. 

Accident on SR 49 Kills Tahoe City Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist traveling on southbound State Route 49 near Reader Ranch Road on June 9 lost his life in a fatal crash when he lost control and was struck in the northbound lane at about 11:00 p.m. The Grass Valley California Highway Patrol (CHP) office said the motorcyclist, a Tahoe City man, 36, appeared to be traveling at high speed, nearing a curve, when he lost control, sliding into the lane heading northbound. At the same time, a North San Juan man, 65, was going north in a Honda CRV when the rider on his bike crossed in front of him. 

Motorcyclist Crashes Into On-Ramp Wall at Antelope Road On-Ramp

A motorcycle crash in Citrus Heights on June 10 ended in the death of the rider. The collision occurred on the westbound Antelope Road on-ramp to westbound I-80 at around 9:00 a.m. The report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the motorcycle struck the on-ramp wall near the top. 

Arrest Made in Fatal Accident Involving Pedestrian on Garden Highway

A suspect in a May 19 Yuba City fatal accident involving a pedestrian was made after authorities located the vehicle in a tow yard. According to authorities with the Yuba City Police Department, a woman was crossing Garden Highway close to Del Monte Avenue at about 5:50 in the morning when she was struck by the driver of a Honda. The Honda driver fled the scene afterward. The woman crossing the road suffered major injuries in the crash and died later at the hospital.

Accident Near Margaret Lane Occurs When ATV Exits the Roadway

A fatal accident near Winters in Solano County occurred on June 9 and claimed the lives of two teenagers when their quad ATV exited the roadway and struck a tree. The fatal accident occurred near Margaret and Holes Lane around 4:15 in the afternoon. Three teenagers were riding on the ATV when the accident occurred and were all ejected in the collision, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The third teenager involved in the ATV accident suffered minor injuries. The CHP is investigating the accident to determine how it occurred. 

Two-Vehicle Crash Results in a Fatality on Hazel Avenue

A two-vehicle crash was reported in Orangevale on May 31 that resulted in a fatality. The accident happened on Hazel Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) shortly before 9:30 p.m. near the Orangevale Community Center. Officials have recently identified the decedent as Joseph Mendoza, 26, of Orangevale. A GoFundMe page has been created on behalf of the Mendoza family to help cover final resting expenses.

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