Cyclist Fatal Injuries
Rider Major Injuries
Box # 997
Springs, CA 92382
@ 4,000 ft. level
evening, April 20, 2019, Arrowhead California Highway Patrol officers responded
to a call reporting an incident of a solo motorcycle traffic collision that occurred at
approximately 7:58 P.M. At State Route-18,
near Crestline, California, at the 4,000-foot level /mile post marker 16.00.
A 38-year-old male, a resident of San Bernardino,
California was driving a white 2015 Ducati 1299 motorcycle, travelling
northbound on SR-18 at an undetermined speed.
Gladys Guevara, a 29-year-old female and a
resident of Colton, California was riding as a passenger on the motorcycle. The Ducati
was travelling in the #2 lane, attempting to negotiate a right hand curve in
the roadway. For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the Ducati
lost control, causing both riders to be ejected.
The Ducati motorcycle and its riders
subsequently slid across the #1 lane and collided with the center guardrail.
The Ducati driver suffered major injuries and
succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The passenger, Gladys Guevara suffered
major injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to Arrowhead Regional
It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs are a
factor in this collision. California Highway Patrol Officer Nitto, #21720 is
handling the investigation to its conclusion.