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Motorcyclist Fatally Struck in Semi-Truck Collision near Rameli Ranch Road

VENTURA, CA (September 7, 2021) – Wednesday afternoon, a motorcycle crash involving a semi-truck on Highway 150 killed Sung Dae Kang.

The fatal incident occurred around 2:40 p.m., along Highway 150 near Rameli Ranch Road. Dispatchers arrived to the 5500 block of Casitas Pass Road shortly after.

According to a press release, Kang was riding a 2018 Aprilia Tuono V4 motorcycle east on Highway 150. Meanwhile, 53-year-old Robert Gardner was heading west on the highway in a semi-truck.

As the two vehicles approached each other, Kang lost control of his motorcycle and drifted over the double yellow lines. He then slammed into the side of the Peterbilt semi-truck.

A landing zone was being set up near the scene of the crash to airlift the severely injured motorcyclist to a nearby hospital. However, 35-year-old Sung Dae Kang of Oxnard, was pronounced dead at the scene.

In addition, Gardner remained unharmed.

CHP shut down both directions of Highway 150 for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties.


Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sung Dae Kang. Our thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.


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