VACAVILLE — A motorcyclist who died Sunday on a city street was driving on the wrong side of the road when he was hit by an oncoming SUV, police said Monday.
The crash happened at approximately 3 p.m. on the 1800 block of East Monte Vista Avenue.
A 79-year-old Vacaville resident was driving a 2014 Honda CRV south on East Monte Vista Avenue when he hit a 26-year-old Vacaville resident who was driving a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on the wrong side of northbound East Monte Vista Avenue, police said Monday in a press update.
The vehicles collided head-on. The motorcyclist, identified by the Solano County Coroner’s Office as Richard Kirkpatrick, was thrown onto the roadway.
Police said a passer-by, along with responding police and fire personnel, tried to save the motorcyclist, who died at the scene.
The driver of the Honda CRV was taken to VacaValley Hospital for injuries caused when the vehicle’s air bags deployed, police said. His name was not released.
Police continued their investigation this week. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Officer Matt Thoma at 449-5200.
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This version updates the original to include the name of the deceased and to correct his age based on information provided by the Solano County Coroner’s Office.