2 dead after motorcyclist crashes into car during pursuit, police say

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Saturday, May 11, 2024 8:32PM

Two people are dead following a law enforcement pursuit in Fresno on Saturday morning.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Two people are dead following a law enforcement pursuit in Fresno on Saturday morning.

The Fresno Police Department says that just 1:30 a.m. Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over a motorcycle rider for reckless driving.

Deputies asked for air support before the motorcyclist drove into the intersection of Ashlan Avenue and Maroa Avenue at a high rate of speed and crashed into a sedan.

Both the rider of the motorcycle and the driver of the sedan were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Fresno County Corner’s Office has identified 25-year-old James Baker of Fresno as the motorcyclist and 60-year-old Juan Jaramillo of Fresno as the driver.

The intersection was closed for several hours, and police are looking at security cameras and talking with witnesses.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.