submit a death
Justin Minyard (19) died when his motorcycle collided with a tree
Published: May 19, 2008 @ 9:53 PM
Justin Minyard (19)
May 14, 2008
Cause of Death:
view their profile
Police Wednesday tried to determine why a 19-year-old was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle on an east Visalia street and crashed into a tree.
Despite efforts by emergency medical technicians, Justin Minyard of Visalia was pronounced dead at the scene, Visalia police Sgt. Bill Blankenship said. The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. on Ben Maddox Way north of Sunnyside Avenue.
Minyard was northbound on a Honda CVR600 motorcycle when he began to slow from a speed of about 40 mph, a motorist told police.
The witness reported changing lanes, passing the motorcycle and then seeing nothing in his rear-view mirror.
Minyard had been knocked from his motorcycle after hitting the tree, Blankenship said. The cause of the crash was unclear Wednesday afternoon.
Ben Maddox curves in the area, police said. The initial investigation indicated that the Honda hit the curb, rolled along it for 20-30 feet and jumped the curb, Blankenship said.
After hitting the tree, the motorcycle continued forward, hit another tree and rolled back onto the street, where it fell over.
Blankenship said the impact of the crash knocked Minyard''s helmet off even though it had been strapped on. The chin strap did not break, he said, but it was unclear whether it had been properly fitted.
"Some people wear their helmets too loose," Blankenship said, "and that''s not a good idea."
The speed limit along that stretch of Ben Maddox is 65 mph, and speed did not appear to be a factor, Blankenship said.
19-year-old killed in motorcycle collision
go back to article archive list
article loaded in 0 ms
Angela Wheat (39) died from complications following surgery
January 2, 1975 - December 18, 2014 Angela (Punkin) went to be with our heavenly father surrounded by her family after complications from a surgery.
Brandon Ouellette (16) was killed in a snowmobiling accident
A 16-year-old boy from the Salmon Arm area is dead after a snowmobiling accident northeast of Enderby Sunday morning.
Keena Hand (34) took her own life
Keena Lee Hand, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015, in Ponca City. She was 34.
Alicia Scott's (35) body was discovered in a lake two months after she went missing
A mother and daughter out canoeing on a lake in Klamath Falls discovered the remains of a 35-year-old woman with Central Oregon ties who disappeared two months ago, police said Friday.
Paul Kochu (22) was found dead in the Ohio River more than three months after he went missing
A body found in the Ohio River on March 20 was positively identified Thursday as that of Paul Kochu, a South Coventry native who was last seen alive in December.
Copyright © 2009 MyDeathSpace.com