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Motorcyclist Killed On Arnaz Grade


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Tragedy struck, as it has so many times, on Arnaz Grade when a flat black BMW F-Series motorcycle collided with a Chevrolet Equinox minivan head-on Monday afternoon, killing an Ojai resident identified as Jerry Myers, 50. The driver and lone occupant of the minivan, Blanca Rosa Garcia Ortiz, 48, also of Ojai, escaped serious injury as an array of air bags deployed in the family vehicle.
The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m., about a quarter-mile past where the grade begins to angle up toward Oak View before Creek Road. Traffic was interrupted until about 4:30 p.m.
One motorist, who was behind the minivan and declined to be identified, had this to say: “She (Ortiz) was completely legal. All of a sudden I just saw brake lights and an explosion, he (Myers) must have been trying to pass or something.”
Early speculation has revolved around a bee sting, 10 minutes before the accident. People close to Myers said that he was rushing to the hospital in fear of his life as his body succumbed to anaphylaxis. When asked about the presence of a bee sting on Myers, Ventura County Medical Examiner Investigator Michael Tellez stated, “We believe that it happened, his friend said he pulled out the stinger,” but “there was no evidence that the airway was compromised to indicate he was in anaphylactic shock.” The official cause of death listed in the incident is multiple blunt force injuries caused by an accident. Myers was wearing a helmet and other protective equipment.

Tragedy struck, as it has so many times, on Arnaz Grade when a flat black BMW F-Series motorcycle collided with a Chevrolet Equinox minivan head-on Monday afternoon, killing an Ojai resident identified as Jerry Myers, 50. The driver and lone occupant of the minivan, Blanca Rosa Garcia Ortiz, 48, also of Ojai, escaped serious injury as an array of air bags deployed in the family vehicle.

The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m., about a quarter-mile past where the grade begins to angle up toward Oak View before Creek Road. Traffic was interrupted until about 4:30 p.m.

One motorist, who was behind the minivan and declined to be identified, had this to say: “She (Ortiz) was completely legal. All of a sudden I just saw brake lights and an explosion, he (Myers) must have been trying to pass or something.”

Early speculation has revolved around a bee sting, 10 minutes before the accident. People close to Myers said that he was rushing to the hospital in fear of his life as his body succumbed to anaphylaxis. When asked about the presence of a bee sting on Myers, Ventura County Medical Examiner Investigator Michael Tellez stated, “We believe that it happened, his friend said he pulled out the stinger,” but “there was no evidence that the airway was compromised to indicate he was in anaphylactic shock.” The official cause of death listed in the incident is multiple blunt force injuries caused by an accident. Myers was wearing a helmet and other protective equipment.
 

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i dont understand why an accident cant ever just be an accident they always blame a motorcyclist any chance they get, he obviously paid the ultimate price let him be


sorry for your loss
 

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Tragic :(
 

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i dont understand why an accident cant ever just be an accident they always blame a motorcyclist any chance they get, he obviously paid the ultimate price let him be


sorry for your loss
Because, while he surely didn't intend for an accident to happen, it appears he was in the other vehicle's lane. They're not sayin he was a bad person, just that he appeared to be responsible for the crash.

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Motorcyclist Killed On Arnaz Grade


SW_TC_MC vs Minivan02Report and photo by Scott Wintermute
Tragedy struck, as it has so many times, on Arnaz Grade when a flat black BMW F-Series motorcycle collided with a Chevrolet Equinox minivan head-on Monday afternoon, killing an Ojai resident identified as Jerry Myers, 50. The driver and lone occupant of the minivan, Blanca Rosa Garcia Ortiz, 48, also of Ojai, escaped serious injury as an array of air bags deployed in the family vehicle.
The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m., about a quarter-mile past where the grade begins to angle up toward Oak View before Creek Road. Traffic was interrupted until about 4:30 p.m.
One motorist, who was behind the minivan and declined to be identified, had this to say: “She (Ortiz) was completely legal. All of a sudden I just saw brake lights and an explosion, he (Myers) must have been trying to pass or something.”
Early speculation has revolved around a bee sting, 10 minutes before the accident. People close to Myers said that he was rushing to the hospital in fear of his life as his body succumbed to anaphylaxis. When asked about the presence of a bee sting on Myers, Ventura County Medical Examiner Investigator Michael Tellez stated, “We believe that it happened, his friend said he pulled out the stinger,” but “there was no evidence that the airway was compromised to indicate he was in anaphylactic shock.” The official cause of death listed in the incident is multiple blunt force injuries caused by an accident. Myers was wearing a helmet and other protective equipment.

Tragedy struck, as it has so many times, on Arnaz Grade when a flat black BMW F-Series motorcycle collided with a Chevrolet Equinox minivan head-on Monday afternoon, killing an Ojai resident identified as Jerry Myers, 50. The driver and lone occupant of the minivan, Blanca Rosa Garcia Ortiz, 48, also of Ojai, escaped serious injury as an array of air bags deployed in the family vehicle.

The accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m., about a quarter-mile past where the grade begins to angle up toward Oak View before Creek Road. Traffic was interrupted until about 4:30 p.m.

One motorist, who was behind the minivan and declined to be identified, had this to say: “She (Ortiz) was completely legal. All of a sudden I just saw brake lights and an explosion, he (Myers) must have been trying to pass or something.”

Early speculation has revolved around a bee sting, 10 minutes before the accident. People close to Myers said that he was rushing to the hospital in fear of his life as his body succumbed to anaphylaxis. When asked about the presence of a bee sting on Myers, Ventura County Medical Examiner Investigator Michael Tellez stated, “We believe that it happened, his friend said he pulled out the stinger,” but “there was no evidence that the airway was compromised to indicate he was in anaphylactic shock.” The official cause of death listed in the incident is multiple blunt force injuries caused by an accident. Myers was wearing a helmet and other protective equipment.


sorry to hear the bad news.

our prayers go out to you and his family.
 

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I'm sorry for your lost and please extend my sympathies to his family and friends.
 

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Sorry to hear this, thoughts and prayers for him and his circle of family and friends.
 

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So sorry for your loss. Prayers to family and friends. RIP.
 

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Jerry was a good man. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone. The whole neighborhood is morning the loss. Our friendship goes back to when i was 13 dirtbike riding days, lots of memories the last few days.. Thanks everyone
 
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