Motorcyclist killed in early-morning collision
A 31-year-old motorcyclist from American Canyon died Tuesday morning after being hit broadside by a second vehicle making a turn onto Arnold Drive.
According to Officer Jaret Paulson with the California Highway Patrol’s Napa office, the motorcyclist, Juan Carlos Pena, who was driving a 2006 Honda Shadow, was northbound on Arnold Drive at about 5:50 a.m. when he was struck by a 1994 Ford Explorer driven by Roberino Pio, 66, of Sonoma.
Pio was on Walnut Avenue, stopped for a stop sign in order to turn south onto Arnold Drive.
Paulson said that Pio failed to yield and hit Pena broadside causing the motorcyclist and his motorcycle to end up partially in a gully on the west side of Arnold Drive.
Pena was transported by Reach Air Ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he was declared dead.
Pio was uninjured in the collision.
The CHP is asking witnesses to call the Napa office at 253-4906.