Motorcyclist Killed in Yreka Car Accident
YREKA, Calif. (sept. 12) — Ronald Kistle, 47, of Yreka, was riding a Suzuki dirt bike when he collided with a 1969 Dodge Ram pickup truck Thursday at Humbug Creek Road, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The fatal crash took place about 2:18 p.m. between the two motorists. It’s unknown what led to the collision on this winding two-lane roadway. but police are piecing together evidence to determine fault.
Amber Roberts, 44, who was driving the pickup, stopped and contacted police after the crash. She was later arrested after police learned the vehicle she was driving was stolen and she had an outstanding warrant. Roberts booked into Siskiyou County Jail.
The motorcycle and the vehicle were towed away from the scene as evidence.
Yreka Crash Investigation
It’s unknown what the circumstances were that led to this collision, but police are piecing together evidence to determine who is at fault.
The family members of Ronald Kistle, could have a legal claim against the at-fault driver to recoup their financial losses such as medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income due to work absence, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a collision such as this one, contact our experienced Yreka Injury lawyers as we are here to help you and your family through this difficult time. Please call us at 855-703-4186.
Johnson Attorneys Group is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
ORIGINAL CHP DISPATCH REPORT
Incident: 00192 Type: Fatality Location: 0 Unnamed Street Loc Desc: HUMBUG CREEK NEAR OHV PARK Lat/Lon: 41.785305 -122.718177
4:10 PM 16  [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 BRUCES
4:09 PM 15  B41-005 SEE IF TOW CAN TAKE BOTH
4:09 PM 14  B41-005 REQ 1185 FOR DODG FOR 22651C AND FOR DIRT BIKE FOR 22651G
3:57 PM 13  41-70 1097 AT 1526 HRS
3:25 PM 12  41-S1 HAVE LOCATED THE USFS RD / MARKED IT W/CONE AND STICK POINTING IN RIGHT DIRECTION
3:11 PM 11  41-70 AT HUMBUG STARIT BRIDGE
3:09 PM 10  A41-070 BACK AT CREEK CROSSING BRIDGE
2:56 PM 9  PER SCSO — BRIDGE THAT CROSSES THE CREEK ON HAWKINSVILLE-HUMBUG, TURN LEFT ONTO HUMBUG CREEK RD — FOLLOW ALONG PAST SOME PRIVATE PROPERTIES AND HOUSES – NEAR SCHOOLHOUSE GULCH AND TIN CUP GULCH
2:46 PM 8  1039 TO 41-S1 — D1 AND S1 WILL BE ENRT FROM OFC
2:43 PM 7  PER SCSO — RP AND DRIVER OF VEH — AMBER ROBERTS
2:42 PM 6  PER SCSO — VEH INV IS 1969 DODG RAM PICKUP TRUCK – PLT / 25601F
2:40 PM 5  PER SCSO — SCSO S8 IS 1097 — CONFIRMED 1144
2:28 PM 4  1039 TO 41-70 AT THE OFC
2:26 PM 3  NEAR USFS RD 46N22
2:25 PM 2  1039 TO 41-S1 — HAVE 41-70 RESPOND
2:18 PM 1  VEH VS MOTORCYCLE