Dominic Antonelli ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Highway 121 near Wild Horse Valley Road in Napa County
Napa County, California (August 24, 2021) – The motorcyclist who died following a head-on collision with a pickup truck Saturday morning on a highway in Napa County has been identified as Dominic Antonelli, 72, of South San Francisco.
The deadly motorcycle accident happened at about 10:54 a.m. Saturday, August 21, on Highway 121 near Wild Horse Valley Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Antonelli was riding a 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King southbound on Highway 121 when, for undetermined reasons, he drifted across the center median, directly into the path of a northbound 2008 Ford Ranger.
The motorcycle ultimately collided head-on with the truck, the CHP said.
Deadly Motorcycle Crash on Highway 121 in Napa County
Antonelli was airlifted to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The truck driver, a 43-year-old Napa man, who was wearing his seat belt, was uninjured.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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.
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