WILLITS, 1/31/19 — A 62 year old man was killed today when he drove his Harley Davidson motorcycle into opposing traffic and collided head on with a Toyota Camry on Hwy. 20, near Marina Dr. According to a press release from the California Highway Patrol the man was from Redwood Valley. His identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
The woman driving Toyota suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Adventist Health Ukiah, she is 37 and from Lakeport. A third car, driven by a 62 year old Ukiah man, struck the rear of the Toyota after the initial accident, but the driver suffered no injuries.
An trucker who was driving east on Hwy. 20 witnessed the accident and explained that it appeared that the man was attempting to pass cars coming around a curve, when he plowed into the Toyota, causing him to fly off the road and a few feet down a hillside.
Here is the CHP summary of the event:
On 01/31/2019 at approximately 1650 hours, a silver 2018 Toyota Camry was traveling eastbound on SR-20, west of marina Dr, at approximately 55 mph. A white 2001 Chevrolet Colorado was traveling eastbound behind the Toyota Camry. A 2004 Harley Davidson was traveling westbound on SR-20 in the eastbound lane, directly in front of the Toyota Camry at a high rate of speed. The front end of the Harley Davidson collided with the front end of the Toyota Camry. The driver of the Chevrolet Colorado swerved to the left to avoid the collision and the right front of his vehicle collided with the left front of the Toyota Camry. The driver of the Harley Davidson sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. The driver of the Toyota Camry sustained moderate injuries as a result of this collision and was transported by ambulance to Adventist Health Ukiah Valley. The driver of the Chevrolet Colorado was uninjured. There were no passenger involved in this collision. This traffic collision is still under investigation.CHP
And here is our initial reporting: