Big Sur, CA…On July 18, 2022, at approximately 1517 hours, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Monterey Area units were advised of a two vehicle traffic crash, with an ambulance responding, involving a motorcycle rider, blocking the roadway on SR-1, north of Bixby Bridge. Upon the arrival of emergency medical personnel, the motorcycle rider was pronounced deceased as a result of this traffic crash.
A preliminary investigation indicates the following series of events:
At approximately 1517 hours, Vehicle #1, Harley Davidson, was traveling southbound on SR-1, north of Bixby Bridge. At this same time, Vehicle #2, Honda, was traveling northbound on SR-1, north of Bixby Bridge. Vehicle #1 lost control and entered the northbound lane of SR-1 and a crash occurred between Party #1 and Vehicle #2, during which Party #1 sustained fatal injuries.
Drugs and/or alcohol are not believed to be a factor at this time. The identification of Party #1 will be released by the Monterey County Coroner’s Office when the next of kin has been notified. Both lanes were temporarily blocked and two way traffic control was in place following CHP arrival. This crash is currently under investigation by the California Highway Patrol Monterey Area Office.
Should anyone have helpful information regarding this crash, please contact Officer Ewing at (831) 770-8000.