Fatal motorcycle crash victim was a Parlier High School teacher


FRESNO COUNTY, California – The motorcyclist killed Tuesday in Fresno County after crashing into an SUV has been identified as a Parlier High School teacher

Fresno County Coroner’s Office said 54-year-old Mark Bristol was killed in the crash around 6:30 a.m near the intersection of Manning and Maple avenues.

The California Highway Patrol said a Jeep was heading east, and the motorcyclist was heading west.

The driver of the Jeep pulled out to make a turn, and the motorcyclist didn’t have time to stop, CHP said.

Witnesses in the area attempted life-saving measures, and then emergency personnel attempted them as well. But the motorcyclist died.

On Facebook, the staff at Parlier High School confirmed that the victim was NJROTC teacher Chief Warrant Officer Mark Bristol.

“Mr. Bristol was a highly respected teacher at Parlier High School. The staff and students are deeply impacted by his passing.”

Parlier Unified School District said it has made available resources to support students and staff, including counselors, administrators, and psychologists.

The CHP said drugs and alcohol don’t appear to be a factor in the crash.

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