Motorcyclist Killed During Crash in Concord was 28-year-old Richmond Man

May 20, 2014 17:00 pm · 2 comments

A motorcyclist killed in a crash near state Highway 4 in Concord last week has been identified as 28-year-old Rene Umana-Barrera of Richmond, a Contra Costa County coroner’s deputy said today.

Umana-Barrera was riding his 1991 Suzuki motorcycle east on Avila Road near Willow Pass Road when he crashed into a 1991 Honda Prelude making a U-turn, according to California Highway Patrol Officer John Fransen.

Umana-Barrera was taken to John Muir Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Fransen said the driver of the Honda, a 20-year-old Pleasant Hill man, was uninjured.

CHP investigators are still investigating the deadly collision and the possibility that speed played a factor, Fransen said.

Anyone who witnessed the crash has been asked to call the CHP at 925-646-4980.

JET May 21, 2014 at 9:46 AM

RIP to the young man…..28 is way too young. My condolences to his family and friends.

anonymous May 21, 2014 at 10:38 AM

I was listening to the scanner app on my phone that morning to see what was going on with the pursuit on Kirker Pass Rd when I heard this come out. Concord PD radio said CHP called them and said it was not their jurisdiction so they were refusing to respond. Could you imagine if Concord PD arrogantly refused to go like CHP did? The guy would still be laying there. I can’t help but wonder if this guy could have survived if CHP had responded immediately when they got the call instead of refusing when it was, in fact, their jurisdiction? RIP young man.

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