The California Highway Patrol has released details in the deaths of a motorcyclist and his passenger that occurred in a collision with a car Saturday night in Fair Oaks.
The CHP said that Christopher J. Bartish, 34, of Citrus Heights was riding a motorcycle southbound on San Juan Avenue north of Palm Avenue abut 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Riding on the back of the motorcycle was Brandi Anzaldua, 34, of Citrus Heights.
A motorist in a Toyota Corolla was headed northbound on San Juan Avenue in the two-way left turn lane. As Toyota driver almost completed her turn onto Palm Avenue, the motorcycle struck the right front of the car, according a CHP press release.
Both helmeted riders on the motorcycle were thrown from their vehicle. Bartish was pronounced dead at the scene. Anzaldua was transported to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.
The Toyota driver and her passenger suffered minor-to-moderate injuries. The collision is under investigation.