Joshua Cody Boykin, 45, Fatal Victim in Car Crash on Highway 120
JAMESTOWN, Tuolumne County (March 14, 2019) – The 45-year-old motorcyclist killed Wednesday evening in a traffic collision on Highway 120 has been identified as Joshua Cody Boykin.
The accident happened near O’Byrnes Ferry Road.
Deadly Car and Motorcycle Accident in Jamestown Wednesday, March 13
According to a local news source, Boykin was riding a Yamaha motorcycle heading west on SR-120 at approximately 6:25 p.m. Authorities determined Boykin was attempting to pass several vehicles when he was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe. Boykin apparently moved into eastbound lanes to pass slower-moving vehicles, officials said. He had passed at least one vehicle and was in the process of passing the Tahoe driven by 25-year-old Jeffery Smith, of Turlock, when Smith moved into the eastbound lane, also to pass slower traffic.
The Tahoe hit the Yamaha, causing Boykin to travel across the eastbound lanes and went onto the shoulder. The motorcyclist ended up up an embankment, where it became airborne.
Responding emergency teams reportedly found Boykin in the dirt and grass shoulder of the freeway. The motorcyclist was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, Smith and his 24-year-old passenger Anycze Munson were both unharmed in the collision.
Liability in the tragic accident is still being determined.
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