Update at 4:30 p.m.: The CHP has released further details on what caused the wreck north of Mountain Ranch that happened just after 12:30 p.m. Friday on Jesus Maria Road near the Railroad Flat Road intersection. The CHP reports although 28-year-old Bailey McKeeham from Valley Spring had pulled his 2009 Chevy Malibu off onto the westside shoulder of the roadway it was partially blocking the southbound traffic lane. A 24-year-old San Jose man driving 2001 Suzuki motorcycle encountered the car as he was heading southbound at an unknown speed. Officer Toby Butzler states, “The motorcyclists failed to see the stopped car… at the last second he did observe it and did lock up the brakes. The bike did go down, the motorcycle and rider did end up impacting the vehicle.”
The motorcyclists was given CPR at the scene but subsequently succumbed to his injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is not being released pending notification of next of kin.
Jesus Maria Road was shut down for several hours as offices investigated the accident and tow crews removed the wreckage.
Original post at 1:40 p.m.: Mountain Ranch, CA – The CHP is on the scene of a fatal crash north of Mountain Ranch involving a motorcycle.
The wreck happened just after 12:30 p.m. on Jesus Maria Road at the Railroad Flat Road intersection. Although there no details regarding the cause of the accident at this time, Officer Toby Butzler remarks, “We received a call of a motorcycle down and the rider not moving in the roadway. Officers arrived on scene and CPR was in progress by the fire department. All we know right now is that at 1:17 it appears the rider passed away as they did request a coroner.”
The name of the deceased is not being released pending family notification. Jesus Maria Road is blocked as the investigation into the crash continues so motorists should find an alternative route if possible.