Fatal Motorcycle Accident Followed By Hit And Run
San Andreas, CA — CHP says a 32-year-old Lodi man died in a motorcycle accident yesterday on Highway 26.
Officers say Raul Gutierrez was traveling eastbound shortly after 10:30 in the morning near Higdon Road when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road.
CHP says Gutierrez suffered fatal injuries after he was thrown from the bike and slid into the bumper of a car driven by 63-year-old Ralph Stickler of Pine Grove.
Investigators say Sticler was still in his vehicle when 44-year-old Daniel Humphreys of Stockton reportedly failed to make it through the same curve in the road.
Police say Humphreys then sideswiped the left side of Sticklers car before overturning.
Reports indicate that Humphreys fled the scene, but was later apprehended in Amador County. Police say he will be charged with hit and run.