35-Year-Old Rider Pronounced Dead after Head-On Collision near August Avenue

MERCED, CA (August 28, 2023) – Wednesday night, one man was fatally struck in a head-on motorcycle crash on Highway 165.

The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m., near August Avenue and South Oslo Street.

Officers say the 35-year-old male rider of a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading north on the highway at around 45-50 miles per hour.

Meanwhile, a woman driving a southbound 2013 Audi SUV attempted to pass a big-rig towing a trailer and a pickup-truck. In doing, so she moved into the rider’s oncoming lane.

Once the rider noticed the Audi in his lane, he veered right onto the shoulder while the driver did the same. As a result, the two vehicles collided head-on.

Medical personnel arrived and pronounced the 35-year-old male rider dead at the scene. Although, authorities have not yet released his identity.

In addition, the 33-year-old woman from Newman and her 12-year-old male passenger remained uninjured. Following preliminary duties, officers do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved. Once available, further details will be provided about the fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 65.

The team at Sweet James would like to offer their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased rider. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident is always a traumatic experience for those left behind. Reach out to Sweet James and let them help you with the legalities of your situation during this trying time. They commit their extensive experience in the legal field to providing a high-quality representation to each of their clients. Call their office today at 1-800-900-0000 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation with an expert legal professional in your area. You can also reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. For more accident news, click here.

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