An 18-year-old Martinez man was killed in a solo
motorcycle accident on westbound Highway 4 west of Solano Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Monday, June
22, 2009 according to the California Highway Patrol.
Joseph Scalise was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics after his
motorcycle was found near the center divider, CHP officer Peter Van Eckhardt
said Tuesday. The motorcycle had apparently crashed in the center lanes
and started a fire, so Contra Costa firefighters also responded along
with CHP, Van Eckhardt added.
CHP officials later determined that Scalise was ejected from the motorcycle
due to high speed based on witness statements.
accident that happened around the same time in the same vicinity only caused property
damage, according to Van Eckhardt. An autopsy will be performed today
Source: Mercury News: 06/23/09
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