Young Motorcyclist Decapitated in Freak Accident

Driver of a Ford Taurus lost control, setting the tragedy into motion
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2017 7:14 AM CDT
Young Motorcyclist Decapitated in Freak Accident
A stock photo of a motorcyclist.   (Getty Images/ninelutsk)

A Ford Taurus crashed in a yard in San Bernardino, Calif., Tuesday morning, and the accident set off a series of events that ended in a freak tragedy. The Press-Enterprise reports that after the driver lost control and struck a mailbox, his car didn't stop in that home's yard but continued down Adams Street, ultimately hitting a wooden utility pole. The impact broke the pole in two, which moved a wire into the path of the roadway, reports the AP. Minutes later, a motorcyclist identified as Fabian Zepeda, 27, drove into the wire and was decapitated. Police do not believe the driver of the Taurus was intoxicated, and he has not been arrested. (Read more car crash stories.)

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