Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Oakdale-Waterford Highway near Claribel
MODESTO, Calif. (July 2, 2019) — Thomas Butler, 38, of Waterford. was identified as the motorcycle rider who was killed Monday in a collision with an SUV on Oakdale-Waterford Highway, just south of Claribel.
The crash took place about 7:13 p.m. last night at Rice Road. The motorcyclist collided with a black Chevrolet SUV, leaving one of the vehicles fully engulfed in flames, according to the California Highway Patrol dispatch report.
The crash was blocking both lanes and tow trucks were called to remove both vehicles from the scene.
There was at least one fatality, but the CHP report does not specify whether there were also others who were injured in the crash.
The CHP is heading up the investigation into liability.