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Breaking News: Two Rio Linda Motorcyclists Dead in Lake County Accident

(Courtesy of OAKS, Calif. – A Saturday evening motorcycle crash east of Clearlake Oaks claimed the lives of two people from Rio Linda.

Around 6:30pm a 62 year old man and 60 year old woman went down on their 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The accident was reported on E. Highway 20, two miles east of the intersection with Highway 53 and Highway 20.

Names have not yet been released by the CHP.

Reports from the scene indicated two people were on the ground in the eastbound side of the highway. No other vehicles were reported to have been involved.

Northshore Fire, Lake County Fire and Cal Fire responded along with the California Highway Patrol, according to radio reports.

Firefighters arriving at the scene reported finding both crash victims had died.

Fire units established traffic control in the area due to the roadway blockage.

The crash marked the third fatal this week in Lake County and was the second involving a motorcycle. Altogether, four people have died on the county’s roads in the past six days.


Two visitors to Lake County died Saturday evening when the motorcycle on which they were traveling hit a guard rail on Highway 20.

The wreck occurred at 6:25 p.m. on Highway 20 west of New Long Valley Road, the California Highway Patrol said in a Saturday night report.

The CHP did not release the names of the 62-year-old man and the 60-year-old woman, both from Rio Linda, who were killed in the crash, pending notification of kin.

The CHP’s preliminary report said the male driver was traveling at an unsafe speed west on Highway 20 when he allowed his 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle to veer across the eastbound lane, hitting a steel guard rail.

Both the driver and his passenger were thrown from the motorcycle into the guard rail before coming to rest on the south shoulder, the CHP said.

The man and the woman were both pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel, according to the CHP.

The CHP said both individuals were wearing helmets, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

The Saturday crash was the third fatal wreck on Lake County roadways this week, and the second involving a motorcycle.

A Clearlake man was killed when his motorcycle collided with two other vehicles west of the intersection of Highway 53 and 20 near Clearlake Oaks on Wednesday night, as Lake County News has reported.

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John Todd
Born and raised in Rio Linda, graduate of Rio Linda High School, and resident for most of the last 50 years. Committee Chair for the Rio Linda Elverta Visions Committee, announcer for the Rio Linda Little League Parade, Keeper of the Archway Lights, and outspoken advocate for the community.