Merced Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident In Calaveras

Merced Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident In Calaveras

Merced man was killed in a motorcycle vs. car accident in Calaveras County. According to the Calaveras CHP, late Saturday afternoon Kirk Silveira was riding northbound on highway 49 in the 13 curves north of Mokelumne Hill while Karen Jensen of Sloughhouse was traveling southbound, directly in front of another vehicle driven by Irina Katko of Orangevale. Silveira rode across the double yellow lines into the southbound lane and collided with the front of Katko’s vehicle. Silveira was ejected from his motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries. It’s unknown at this time if drugs and/or alcohol were contributing factors in this collision. Any witness to this accident is encouraged to call the CHP at 754-3541.

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