36-year-old Fresno man dies after motorcycle crash in Sanger. Police said they responded to a crash last night around 9:20 p.m. involving a motorcycle.
A Sanger police officer was in the area of Academy Ave. and Church Ave. when he heard what sounded like a collision, The officer said he found a downed motorcycle on Academy Ave. near Church Ave, and two people who had been thrown from the motorcycle.
Police said the driver, a 36-year-old Fresno man, suffered major injuries. He was transported to CRMC where he was pronounced dead. The passenger, his wife, a 33-year-old female was also transported to CRMC for minor injuries and has since been treated and released.
According to the police investigation the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the road and collided with the raised curb of Academy Ave, causing the driver and passenger to be thrown from the motorcycle. Police said the passenger was wearing an approved Department of Transportation helmet at the time of the collision. Although the driver was wearing a helmet, it was not a DOT approved helmet. Police also said alcohol is believed to be a factor in this collision.