(KMJ) – The California Highway Patrol announces Valley Crime Stoppers is now offering up to $2,000 in reward money for information in a deadly motorcycle crash case.
It happened May 10th around 11:30 a.m. Investigators said 65-year-old Robert Meza was riding his 2002 Yamaha V-Star motorcycle eastbound on Avenue 9, just west of Highway 99 in Madera. Witnesses told officers a white sedan was coming off of southbound 99 via the off-ramp, and made a left turn onto Avenue 9, directly in the path of Meza. In trying to avoid that sedan, he lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown from it.
Officers said the sedan never hit the motorcycle, but after the bike went down, the sedan driver didn’t pull over to help. Investigators said that driver left the scene.
Now the Highway Patrol is looking for two vehicles: a 2005 – 2010 Volkswagen Jetta (top) and a van, which could be a Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Pacifica (bottom).
Anyone with information on the crash, the vehicles being sought by CHP investigators or the drivers is asked to call the CHP Madera Area office, Officer Javier Ruvalcaba during normal business hours at (559) 675-1025 or Valley Crime Stoppers, to be eligible for up to $2,000 in reward money: (559) 498-STOP. Or you can log your tips anonymously at www.valleycrimestoppers.org.