Trisha Lewis ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Collision on Highway 120 near Valley Home Road in Oakdale
Oakdale, California (August 12, 2021) – The motorcyclist who died in a head-on collision Wednesday night north of Oakdale has been identified as Lois Sipe, 61, of Oakdale.
The California Highway Patrol said the deadly crash occurred a little before 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 11, on Highway 120, just west of Valley Home Road.
According to the CHP, Trisha Lewis, 65, of Jamestown, was driving a Toyota Prius eastbound on Highway 120 when she drifted into the westbound lane to pass a pickup hauling a trailer.
For unknown reasons, the Prius collided head-on with a westbound Kawasaki Vulcan driven by Sipe.
Deadly Head-On Crash on Highway 120 in Oakdale
Sipe, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown off the bike upon the impact. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lewis did not suffer any injuries.
Investigators said neither alcohol nor drugs were suspected factors in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call the CHP at 209-545-7440.
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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