A Napa County collision Sunday involving a motorcycle and a car has left a Merced man dead, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At 11:59 a.m., a 24-year-old man on a 1995 Harley-Davidson bike was riding north at an unknown speed on Highway 121 north of Vichy Avenue, a mile outside Napa, when a southbound 2015 Lincoln approached in the southbound lane at about 40 mph, CHP said in a news release.
The collision happened at a curve in the road after the motorbike crossed the double-yellow line and struck the Lincoln front to front, according to the highway patrol.
The Harley rider was taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, CHP reported. His name was not immediately released, pending notification of relatives.
Jose Luis Mejia, 69, of St. Helena, who was driving the Lincoln, sustained a minor injury and was released from the scene without a charge or citation, CHP said.
The fatal crash shut down Highway 121 for about 45 minutes. The cause remains under investigation.