Motorcycle Crash on 26 Mile Road Left 20-Year-Old Escalon Man Killed

OAKDALE, CA (April 20, 2023) – Wednesday evening, Edgar Manzo-Mendoza was killed and Eugenio Mendez sustained injuries in a dirt bike accident on Highway 120 outside Oakdale. The incident happened around 8:10 p.m. along westbound 120, approaching 26 Mile Road. According to reports a southbound 1996 Ford pickup stopped at a stop sign at Highway 120. At the same time, a 2003 Honda dirt bike going west on Highway 120 approached 26-Mile Road. Both vehicles proceeded to the intersection and the broadside collision occurred. Subsequently, the rider and his passenger were ejected from the Honda dirt bike. Responding medical personnel transported the rider Edgar Manzo-Mendoza of Escalon (20) and his passenger Eugenio Mendez of Riverbank (16), to Memorial Medical Center. Unfortunately, Manzo-Mendoza succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Meanwhile, Mendez remained hospitalized for treatment of moderate injuries. Police said the Ford pickup driver, 2-year-old Dayton William of Oakdale, did not sustain any injuries from the crash. In addition, the CHP said the Honda dirt bike was illegal to ride on the highway. Further inspection revealed that the dirt bike did not have the required lighting in front.
In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Edgar Manzo-Mendoza.
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