Casey Stephens Among 2 Killed in Watsonville Motorcycle Accident on Highway 152 near Carlton Road

Casey Stephens
Casey Stephens Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 152 in Watsonville

Watsonville, California (August 10, 2021) – Casey Lea Stephens, 41, of Hollister, was among two people who were killed Saturday afternoon in a traffic collision in Watsonville, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The fatal crash happened at about 3:55 p.m. Saturday, August 7, on Highway 152, just east of Carlton Road.

The CHP said Timothy Chisholm, 43, of Hollister, was riding a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on Highway 152 when he drifted into the eastbound lanes to pass a vehicle.

For unknown reasons, the motorcycle collided with an oncoming 2020 Ford F-550.

Fatal Hollister Motorcycle Accident

Stephens, who was a passenger in the motorcycle, was transported to Watsonville Community Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Chisholm was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Ford F-550, a 26-year-old Salinas man, was not injured in the accident. It is undetermined whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.

Further details about the accident were not immediately available.

The crash remains under investigation.

Motorcycle Accident

The safe riding of a motorcycle can help reduce the number of motorcycle accidents that happen every day. Motorcyclists should be aware of the safety challenges that riders face while on California roadways and know how to respond to them. Such challenges include; Risky motorcycle riding practices like weaving at unsafe speeds, downshifting, reduced visibility by other road users, size of the motorcycle compared to other vehicles, among others.

Tips for Safe Riding of Motorcycles

  • Ensure you are properly licensed before riding a motorcycle.
  • Practice how to operate a motorcycle properly.
  • Wear the proper protection.
  • Ride responsibly.