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Jay Lewis Motorcycle Crash Humboldt County King Salmon Avenue

Jay Lewis Motorcycle Crash Humboldt County King Salmon Avenue

Jay Lewis crash Humboldt County

Jay Lewis, 49, Killed in Humboldt County Crash on King Salmon Avenue

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA (August 30, 2022) – Jay Lewis was killed after a motorcycle crash on King Salmon Avenue in Humboldt County.

The California Highway Patrol identified the 49-year-old Eureka man as the victim of the fatal wreck  which last week on Sunday.

The incident happened when Jay Lewis was riding a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle west on King Salmon Avenue in Humboldt County. At the same time,  a 2006 BMW sedan was going east.

CHP said the driver of the car, 21 year old Dillon Thornton-Weaver, tried to pass a slower moving vehicle in front. He then traveled into the westbound lane, directly into the path of the motorcyclist.

Dillon Thornton-Weaver, 21, Hurt in Wreck

In the process, the Eureka man slammed head-on into the rider near the entrance to the PG&E power plant. The KYMKEMP the accident occurred on August 21 at about 1:30 p.m.

Jay Lewis died at the scene of the crash. CHP added that Dillon Thornton-Weaver sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.

Paramedics rushed him to the St. Joseph Hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, officers forced a stretch of King Salmon Avenue to shut down for a time following the wreck.

The cause of the Humboldt County crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call the CHP at 707-822-5981.

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