One Killed In Motorcycle Accident

A motorcycle accident involving two motorcyclists on Interstate 10 left one dead on April 12, according to the Los Angeles Times. 23-year-old Kevin Butcher was riding eastbound on Interstate 10 just west of the 405 Freeway when his bike collided with another motorcycle, throwing both riders from their bikes.

Authorities have not released the identity of the other biker involved in the collision, but California Highway Patrol Officer Monica Pasada indicated to reporters that he is 29 years old and is from North Hollywood.

According to witnesses, the other biker and Butcher, on his Ducati, were weaving in and out of traffic at approximately 90 miles per hour.  The other biker slowed down for traffic behind an Acura, and that is when Butcher collided into him.

“The Honda that got ran into went down on the ground and went down underneath the Acura,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Travis Ruiz. “The the Ducati goes up over the Acura.”

According to witnesses, bystanders attempted CPR on Butcher. The other cyclist was standing and talking to police officers and given a field sobriety test, which he reportedly failed. He received treatment for his personal injury (a gash in his leg) at UCLA Hospital before the hospital turned him over to law enforcement.