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Central Road in Apple Valley closed due to investigation into fatal motorcycle accident – VVNG.com

APPLE VALLEY, CA (VVNG.com) – A section of Central Road in the city of Apple Valley is closed due to an investigation into a fatal motorcycle accident.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on May 5, 2022, firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District were asked to respond to the intersection of Central and Sioux Road.

Upon arrival, emergency crews located a black Yamaha sportbike on the ground and a red four-door sedan with front end damage.

A witness who did not want to be identified said the motorcyclist was thrown quite a distance and landed near a parked vehicle. Several Good Samaritans stayed with the seriously injured biker until he was transported from the scene by land ambulance to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jackie Alban confirmed the crash is now a fatal investigation and deputies are currently at the scene.

Central Road is closed from Sioux Road to Pahute Avenue while the Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team investigates.

The Victor Valley Transit Authority said Routes 23 and 43 would be affected by the fatal accident.

Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Sheriff’s officials issued a press release with the following information regarding the cause of the accident:

The collision happened on Central Road at the intersection of SiouxRoad in the town of Apple Valley. Deputies determined that a red Nissan Sentra was heading west on Sioux Road, preparing to continue straight on Sioux Road. A gray Yamaha motorcycle was heading north on Central Road approaching Sioux Road when the Nissan pulled into the intersection. The motorcycle collided with the Nissan causing the rider to be ejected from the motorcycle.

(Photo by Mary Williams, for VVNG.com)

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