70-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck in Motorcycle Accident near Talmage Road

UKIAH, CA (August 17, 2022) – Early Sunday night, 70-year-old Douglas Prado was killed in a motorcycle collision on Highway 101.

Police responded to the scene just before 6:30 p.m., near Talmage Road on August 14th.

Investigators say Prado was riding blue 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on the freeway. Meanwhile, a white 2013 Toyota Venza was merging onto the southbound on-ramp, from Talmage Road.

For reasons unknown, the Toyota driver then made a turn and drove the wrong-way. As a result, the Toyota struck the motorcyclist. First responders administered CPR on Prado before he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 6:45 p.m.

Meanwhile, the 83-year-old male driver of the Toyota from Ukiah, remained unharmed.  Although, authorities have not yet released his identity.

Crews shut down the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. At this time, an active investigation to determine further details is still currently underway.

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Douglas Prado. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

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