Motorcyclist, 23, killed on Skyline Boulevard is identified


A motorcyclist killed in a head-on crash on state Highway 35 in southern San Mateo County on Thursday afternoon has been identified by the county coroner's office as 23-year-old Fremont resident Dong Chen.

The collision was reported around 1:45 p.m. on state Highway 35 about a quarter-mile south of Page Mill Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Chen was pronounced dead at the scene about 15 minutes later, CHP Officer Amelia Jack said.

Investigators believe the motorcyclist was traveling south and crossed over into the northbound lanes, where he struck the front of a black Acura driven by a Mountain View resident, Jack said.

It does not appear that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, Jack said.

The highway was closed in both directions until around 4:15 p.m.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the CHP at (650) 369-6261.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by ibleedgreen07
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family... We are all truly sorry to hear of this tragic loss.

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Posted by Tired of thrill seeking motorcyclists
a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Mar 14, 2014 at 8:14 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to the unfortunate person driving the Acura who didn't deserve any of the trauma and damage to their vehicle.

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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 15, 2014 at 8:15 am

SteveC is a registered user.

My thoughts and prayers go out to both families. So young, so sad. Seed I am sure was involved, trying to be a member of the 100+ club?

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Posted by easong
a resident of another community
on Mar 16, 2014 at 6:57 pm

I commute this stretch of Skyline most days. The curves just south of Page Mill are one of the most deadly spots, especially southbound, as the bends are not banked and the sight lines are impaired. I encounter drivers and bikers coming at me and across the center line at least once a month. Skyline is not a racetrack, drive attentively like your life depends on it.

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