Motorcycle Accident | Costa Mesa
A 23-year-old died in a motorcycle accident Tuesday after a crash at a Costa Mesa intersection has been identified, authorities said Wednesday.
Officers and paramedics responded shortly after 6:30 p.m. to reports of a crash involving a motorcyclist and a Jeep Cherokee at the Walnut Street and Santa Ana Avenue intersection, Costa Mesa police Lt. Bryan Glass said.
The motorcyclist, Richard B. Williams, of Lebanon, Tenn., was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 7:30 p.m., said Supervising Deputy Coroner Dan Aikin.
A 29-year-old man was driving his Jeep eastbound on Walnut Street across Santa Ana Avenue, when Williams, who was traveling southbound, struck the driver’s side of the vehicle, police said.
The driver of the Jeep remained at the scene to talk to investigators. No arrests or citations were reported.
The intersection has no stop signs on Santa Ana Avenue, and a stop sign for motorists traveling in either direction on Walnut Street.
The collision remains under investigation.
Authorities are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact traffic investigators at 714-754-5264.
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