Mike Vargas Sr. Killed in DUI Motorcycle Crash on Escalon-Bellota Road near Gawne Road
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA (June 30, 2022) — Mike Vargas Sr. died in a DUI motorcycle accident on Escalon-Bellota Road near Gawne Road on Sunday.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal motorcycle collision occurred around 3:00 p.m.
For DUI-related reasons, a Tesla driver heading northbound on Escalon-Bellota Road veered into the southbound lanes and collided head-on with a motorcycle, operated by 58-year-old Vargas.
Due to the manner of the crash, the father and grandfather suffered fatal injuries at the scene. His family has created a GoFundMe page to bring awareness and garner help.
Shortly after the accident, investigators responded and arrested the 35-year-old Tesla driver who appeared to be intoxicated.
At this time, officers have much to investigate. However, if anyone has knowledge of this deadly accident, please call the CHP in the Stockton area.
Our hearts and sympathies go out to the family and friends of Mike Vargas Sr.
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