Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 37 Multi-Vehicle Crash in Sonoma
Sonoma, California (June 11, 2021) – A motorcyclist was killed in a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 37 in Sonoma on Wednesday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At about 7 p.m. on June 9, the CHP was notified of a multi-vehicle pileup on Highway 37 near the Richard “Fresh Air” Janson Bridge over Sonoma Creek.
The authorities established that a man was riding a motorcycle eastbound on Highway 37 when he slowed down for traffic and was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Express van driven by a 38-year-old Vallejo man.
The impact of the crash sent the motorcycle off the roadway and down an embankment.
Fatal Sonoma Motorcycle Accident on Highway 37
The van continued and crashed into the rear of a Hyundai Sonata. The impact of the crash pushed the Sonata into the back of a Dodge Ram pickup truck.
The rider, whose identity was withheld pending notification of his family, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 66-year-old woman who was driving the Sonata was hospitalized in unknown condition.
The authorities ruled out intoxication as a factor in the crash.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
The CHP is investigating the cause of the fatal crash.
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