Rider was down on the shoulder not moving…

UPDATE: MCN Spoke with Officer Onsurez of the Merced Area CHP and he was able to confirm that one person has passed away. A press release will be sent shortly and we will bring you a full report at that time.

UPDATE: Riggs has arrived and at 2:27 p.m., the person was in full cardiac arrest and CPR was being performed by Ca l Fire. A witness also reported a helicopter was flying in the area.

MERCED, CA – The Merced Area CHP received a call at approximately 1:58 p.m. regarding a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a vehicle on El Capitan Way near Ballico Ave. The motorcycle was described by a witness as being red and the injured rider was said to be on the shoulder of roadway and not moving. The witness believes the rider was also wearing a red helmet.

Riggs was having trouble getting to the scene and at 2:13 p.m. they were still not there according to the CHP website.

We will update as more information is available.

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