44-Year-Old Motorcyclist Dies in Five-Vehicle Collision near Carpenter Street

CARMEL, CA (May 16, 2024) Ricardo De Orta-Garcia died early Sunday morning in a motorcycle crash on Highway 1.

Authorities responded to the northbound lanes of the freeway just south of Carpenter Street on May 12th at approximately 5:50 a.m. The investigation revealed that a 17-year-old male driving a black Ford F-150 was traveling south when he crashed into a utility pole.

The Ford eventually came to a stop in the southbound lanes. The collision caused wires from the pole to scatter across the highway, leading to four additional vehicles colliding. Among the involved vehicles was a red and black Honda CBR1000 motorcycle driven by 44-year-old Orta-Garcia.

Investigators confirmed that all vehicles were traveling southbound. Despite life-saving efforts, medics pronounced 17-year-old Orta-Garcia dead at the scene. The 17-year-old driver was detained but later released to his parents.

It is currently unknown if alcohol or drugs were factors in the collision, and the investigation is ongoing.


The team at Sweet James sends out their heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of Ricardo De Orta-Garcia who are grieving over the loss of their loved one.


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