Two Motorcyclists Fatally Injured in Separate Crashes

FRESNO, CA (August 31, 2022) – Friday afternoon, Christopher Ortega and Joe Madrid were killed in a separate motorcycle collisions.

The first incident took place near Highway 41 and Harlan Avenue around 2:00 p.m., on August 26th, involving a motorcycle driven by 57-year-old Christopher Ortega, a resident of San Luis Obispo.

According to police, Ortega attempted to pass the moving traffic on the highway and struck a concrete center median causing him to be ejected from his motorcycle. Ortega suffered injuries from which he later died.

A second crash occurred just after 20 minutes involving another motorcyclist and a pickup truck. Police say that the crash happened because traffic was affected due to the first crash. Officials reported that the second crash involved a motorcycle, driven by 41-year-old Joe Madrid, a resident of Clovis.

Madrid also attempted to pass moving traffic near Mount Whitney and Elm Avenues. There, he struck the rear of a pickup-truck. Madrid also died at the scene.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Christopher Ortega and Joe Madrid.

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