Identities Released in Fatal Motorcycle Collision

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Update by the Edhat Staff
9:20 a.m. October 18, 2017

The identities of the two motorcyclists killed on Highway 101 this past Sunday, has been released by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

On 10-15-17 at approximately 7:56 a.m., Raymond Lee Ryals, an 84-year-old Atascadero man, and his passenger Solrun Cammarta, a 77-year-old Thousand Oaks woman, were traveling southbound on Highway 101, just south of SR-154. They were traveling on a 2007 Honda Goldwing Trike at an unknown rate of speed. For unknown reasons, Ryals failed to safely negotiate curvature in the roadway, reports CHP.

The Goldwing Trike traveled in a south-easterly direction where the left side of the Trike struck the metal guard rail, fully ejecting both parties. Ryals impacted the metal guardrail and died at the scene as a result of the injuries. After being ejected, Cammarta impacted the asphalt roadway causing fatal injuries, reports CHP.

CHP is asking for anyone with information on this collision to contact them at 805-688-5551.


Update by the Edhat Staff
11:30 a.m. October 15, 2017

Two people were pronounced dead after a motorcycle collision on Highway 101 near the SR-154 interchange in Santa Ynez Valley on Sunday morning.

Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to Highway 101 southbound, approximately 1 mile south of the SR-154 interchange in Santa Ynez Valley, at 8:00 a.m. Unites found a 3-wheeled motorcycle with AMR ambulance attempting to determine the status of two patients, reports SBC Fire Public Information Officer Mike Eliason.

A male, approximately in his 50's and presumed to be the driver, was thrown from the motorcycle and struck the center divider guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A female, also in her 50's and presumed to be the passenger, was also thrown from the motorcycle and landed in the number one lane of Highway 101 and was struck by another vehicle. She was also pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the passing vehicle was not injured, said Eliason.

The motorcycle came to rest upright approximately 100 yards from the riders. It is unknown if any other vehicles were involved in the initial collision of the motorcycle. 

California Highway Patrol is handling the investigation of this collision and the identities of the deceased have not yet been released.


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Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
8:12 a.m., October 15, 2017

Motorcyclist Down highway 101 a quarter mile passed highway 154 in Buellton originally heard one now hearing 2 fatalities...

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a-1510999773 Oct 16, 2017 07:45 PM
Identities Released in Fatal Motorcycle Collision

terribly sad. I do not mean to criticize or demean the departed, but many think that dying doing something you love may be of value. I say this because they were 84 (driver) & 77 (passenger). https://www.noozhawk.com/article/motorcylists_killed_santa_ynez_crash_identified_thousand_oaks

Roger Oct 15, 2017 06:25 PM
Identities Released in Fatal Motorcycle Collision

I had the scanner on and heard it then I checked the CHP web site there were people on scene that said the motorcyclist was gone so I thought there was a solo accident with one person. Then they said a car ran over someone and they were under the car. People had pulled over and they were trying to help then they saw the woman get run over Horrible then a Sheriffs Officer confirmed that 2 were gone I feel really sorry for the witnesses. I don't know how it happened but maybe it was a medical thing.

sbfunlover Oct 15, 2017 08:35 AM
Identities Released in Fatal Motorcycle Collision

We came across this very sad scene moments ago. It is around the bend just after the 154 off ramp. The Trike was about 100 yards in front of the accident. RIP

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