Boy dies in car-motorcycle crash

March 21, 2008 1:24:16 PM PDT
Napa police said a 12-year-old boy died when he was thrown from the rear of a motorcycle driven by his father during a collision with a car on the Silverado Trail in Napa this morning. Napa police said a 12-year-old boy died when he was thrown from the rear of a motorcycle driven by his father during a collision with a car on the Silverado Trail in Napa this morning. Cmdr. Andy Lewis said the Napa boy was pronounced dead at Queen of the Valley Medical Center at 7:40 a.m. The accident was reported at 7:06 a.m. and the Silverado Trail was expected to be closed until around noon, Lewis said. Lewis said 90-year-old Marilyn Heinricher of Napa was making a left turn from Ashlar Drive onto southbound Silverado Trail when her car collided with the northbound motorcycle. The father, also a Napa resident, and his son were wearing helmets. Their names are not being released and alcohol is not suspected as a cause of the crash, Lewis said. The father and Heinricher suffered minor injuries, Lewis said.

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