SANTA ROSA, California (June 24, 2016) – According to The Press Democrat, Melissa Jackson was killed and her husband Tony Jackson was injured after their motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 101 Tuesday.
The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. on northbound Highway 101 near Mendocino Avenue.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said the motorcycle riders were splitting lanes when at the same time a red Toyota pickup truck was changing lanes.
The pickup driver, 25-year-old Healdsburg resident Ross Quacchia, attempted but failed to get back into the lane, causing the truck to be rear-ended by the motorcyclists.
The force of the crash threw the couple from their motorcycle. Both 22-year-old Middletown residents were transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where Melissa Jackson later died.
CHP added that Tony Jackson suffered abrasions and a broken ankle following the accident.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our staff members at Johnson Attorneys Group prayers rest with the family members and friends of Melissa Jackson whose life was taken in this tragedy and also remain with her husband injured at this time.
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