SANTA ROSA (BCN) — Santa Rosa police have identified a motorcyclist who died in a crash Saturday afternoon as Andy Maya Arango, 23, of Rohnert Park.
Arango had a Class C vehicle license but did not have a license to operate a motorcycle, Santa Rosa police Sgt. Ryan Corcoran said.
He was riding a black 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle at a high rate of speed north on North Dutton Avenue in the lane closest to the center of the road near Guaymas Court around 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Corcoran said.
He then turned into the lane closest to the curb to pass a vehicle traveling at the 40 mph speed limit and lost control of the motorcycle on a slight bend in the road, Corcoran said.
Arango laid the bike down and it struck a curb and street sign as it slid along the road. Arango and the motorcycle then slid underneath a parked vehicle, according to Corcoran.
Witnesses estimated Arango was traveling at 70 mph. No other people or vehicles were struck, Corcoran said.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call police Officer Jeff Woods at (707) 543-3636.