Albano Silveira Turns in Front of Motorcyclist Jason Casey in Fatal Delhi Accident
DELHI, CA (April 26, 2021) – The Merced County Sheriff Coroner’s Office identified the motorcyclist killed in a Merced County collision as 42-year-old Jason Casey of Delhi on April 19.
Officers responded to the collision on North Avenue and Cortez Avenue at about 4:15 p.m. Prior to the collision, it appears Casey was riding a 2008 Honda CBR1000 northbound on Cortez Avenue approaching the intersection with North Avenue at an unknown speed.
Authorities said the motorcycle collided with the passenger side of a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe towing a trailer traveling south on Cortez Avenue. The driver, 42-year-old Albano Silveira of Stevinson, attempted to make a left turn onto North Avenue.
Silveira told authorities he saw the motorcycle in the distance and believed he had enough time to make the turn. However, he did not and Casey slammed into the vehicle. As a result, Casey ejected from the motorcycle before coming to rest between the Chevrolet and the trailer.
Both vehicles immediately caught fire following the impact.
Authorities said Casey succumbed to his injuries. After that, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Silveira was cooperative with authorities. However, he declined medical transport for minor injuries sustained in the collision.
Drugs or alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jason Casey.
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