Downey man killed in crash

VENTURA - A Downey man was killed last week when the motorcycle he was riding went off-road and crashed west of Ventura, a local newspaper reported.The victim was identified as Salvador Gonzalez-Larracilla, 33. According to the Ventura County Star, he was riding his motorcycle on the 101 Freeway near Padre Juan Canyon Road at about 5 p.m. Oct. 23. He apparently maneuvered to avoid slow-moving traffic and his motorcycle ran off the road. The motorcycle crashed into two poles and Gonzalez-Larracilla was thrown from the bike, the newspaper reported. He was taken by helicopter to Ventura County Medical Center where he died about four hours later, according to reports.

********** Published: October 30, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 28