Tragedy struck on Tuesday morning as a collision between a motorcycle and a car resulted in the death of a 54-year-old Camarillo man, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
The fatal crash occurred around 6:50 a.m. on Highway 118, west of Walnut Avenue, in the agricultural fields north of Camarillo, near Mesa School Road, as stated in a release by CHP officials.
The rider, identified as David K. Kahlberg, was operating a 2005 Yamaha FJR 1300, traveling westbound on the 118 at the time of the incident. A 43-year-old Fillmore man was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry sedan ahead of the motorcycle in the same direction. As the sedan driver began to slow down, preparing to make a left turn into a private driveway along the route, Kahlberg attempted to overtake the car by using the eastbound lane, explained CHP Officer Jorge Alfaro.
Regrettably, the motorcycle collided with the left side of the car, resulting in Kahlberg being thrown from his bike and succumbing to his injuries at the scene.
The CHP is actively investigating the Camarillo motorcycle crash, seeking any witnesses who may have information. If you witnessed the crash, please contact the CHP’s Ventura-area office at 805-662-2640.
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