Santa Barbara Motorcyclist Frank Butcher Killed in Accident on Baseline Avenue
Santa Ynez, CA (June 25, 2021) – On Thursday, 70-year-old Santa Barbara man Frank Butcher died in a motorcycle crash on Baseline Avenue.
The fatal Santa Ynez crash took place at about 10:45 a.m. near Linda Vista Drive.
Officers said the motorcyclist rode westbound on Baseline Avenue.
Then, the driver of an SUV, Alan W. Jones, 74, turned in front of him to enter a private driveway.
The motorcycle collided with the SUV, and the motorcyclist was thrown as a result.
When paramedics arrived, they discovered Butcher to be under cardiac arrest upon arrival.
Unfortunately, the motorcyclist died at the scene, while the Santa Ynez man Alan Jones was not injured in the accident.
Meanwhile, the authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deadly crash.
We at Sweet Lawyers know how devastating it is losing a loved one in a motorcycle crash. Thus, our thoughts are with the deceased’s loved ones in this painful time.
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