McKinleyville, CA (July 22, 2023) – Michael Ruiz, a McKinleyville Nissan Rogue driver, killed a motorcyclist on Friday, July 21, 2023.
The tragic incident occurred around 12:42 p.m. on SR 200.
Ruiz pulled to the right shoulder, attempting to turn southbound when a Yamaha motorcycle traveling northbound crashed into the left side of the vehicle.
The injured rider was immediately taken to Mad River Hospital, where they died.
Fortunately, Ruiz remained unharmed.
Both directions of SR 200 were closed while authorities conducted an ongoing investigation.