Motorcyclist killed in Del Puerto Canyon crash ID’d


A San Jose male died at the scene of a bike crash on Del Puerto Canyon Street close to the Frank Raines OHV Park west of Patterson on Sunday morning, Jan. 17, 2021, according to the CHP.

California Highway Patrol

The motorcyclist killed Sunday early morning in a crash in Del Puerto Canyon on Stanislaus County’s West Aspect was John Ku, 49, of San Jose, according to the Coroner’s Business office.

The accident was claimed about 11:30 a.m. on Del Puerto Canyon Highway about a mile east of the Frank Raines Off-Highway Motor vehicle Park, in accordance to the California Freeway Patrol.

CHP officers arrived to obtain Ku lying on the north shoulder of the road, around his broken 2007 Suzuki bike. He was declared lifeless at the scene.

The preliminary investigation found Ku was driving east on Del Puerto Canyon Highway. He apparently missing handle as he approached a ideal bend in the road.

The motorcycle crossed into the westbound lane and went off the north shoulder of the street, wherever it struck a steel pole fence.

Deke has been an editor and reporter with The Modesto Bee given that 1995. He at this time does breaking-news, training and human-curiosity reporting. A Beyer Higher grad, he analyzed geology and journalism at UC Davis and CSU Sacramento.

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