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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/23/2021 04:51 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/23/2021 04:51 PM
Expires: 01/01/2026 12:00 AM
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Michael Demasters, 24, From Valley Springs Passed Away in Head-On Collision on Double Springs Road.

Valley Springs, CA...The sad notifications have been made to the victim's family and the updated CHP Release is below. A juvenile was driving his Chevrolet eastbound on Double Springs Road, west of SR-26, entering a right hand curve. A motorcyclist was riding his Kawasaki westbound on Double Springs Road, west of SR-26, entering the same curve. Due to the juvenile's speed, they allowed the Chevrolet to cross over the solid double yellow lines entering the eastbound lane directly in the path of the Kawasaki. This resulted in a head-on collision between the Chevrolet and the motorcycle. The motorcycle rider was ejected during the collision. Due to the collision, the motorcycle rider was pronounced deceased on scene.



The juvenile was transported to Mark Twain Medical Center.

Drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this collision.




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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-02-23 16:52:12   By: Anonymous
 
Rest in peace! Thank you for your service to your community.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-02-23 17:12:54   By: Anonymous
 
For the life of me I do not understand parents allowing a teen driver a vehicle that tops out at 140-180 MPH, depending on the engine it came with.

RIP the young man taken from us way too soon.

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    Re: can you read?
    Posted on: 2021-02-23 19:00:56   By: Anonymous
     
    The teen was driving the truck, and killed the adult on the moto.

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      Re: can you read?
      Posted on: 2021-02-24 18:40:36   By: Anonymous
       
      There was no truck involved. It was a camero

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-02-23 19:04:19   By: Anonymous
     
    My bad, I guess the Camaro could do some decent speed. Regardless, the speed capacity of that vehicle had nothing to do with losing control. A 10 year old camaro handles better than most vehicles. The fault is squarely on junior, not anybody or anything else.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-02-23 17:22:54   By: Anonymous
 
How tragic, 1 lost and 1 forever changed. Both young and probably speeding thru a shortcut. This county takes its toll on motorcycles. Slow down and enjoy our beautiful area.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-02-23 18:22:17   By: Anonymous
     
    Nothing in the report, in any way, indicates the motorcyclist was speeding. Why throw shade on him?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-02-23 18:56:17   By: Anonymous
       
      Duh, if one crosses over the double yellow lines, perhaps they were speeding. The two wheeler did nothing wrong. Read the article, if, you can read! So devistating to all involved.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-02-23 19:06:52   By: Anonymous
         
        The person you replied to read the article correctly. Learn how to respond to a post.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-02-24 07:41:39   By: Anonymous
       
      On Facebook a lady stated the motorcycle was behind her down 26 from Moke Hill and he took the Double Springs shortcut instead of following her as she turned right to Valley Springs on the highway. Young and on a motorcycle he was probably speeding as well. No proof of anyone's speed but likely.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-02-24 18:42:35   By: Anonymous
         
        Or maybe he liked taking the quite backroads for the beautiful views and he could take his time not dealing with traffic.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-02-24 18:43:36   By: Anonymous
         
        As a officer, more then likely not. He was just out enjoying a peaceful ride.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-02-24 08:53:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Kawasaki ZX6r top speed 175 mph. One of the fastest bikes. Not speeding though.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-02-24 13:26:45   By: Anonymous
         
        The bike didn't cross the centerline, speeding or not.
        If the kid had behaved the same, nobody would have been hurt. Your attempt to attribute one ounce of blame to the motorcyclist is ridiculous. Police will likely charge junior with negligent homicide, which wouldn't be the case if the bike was over the line. The top speed of the bike is irrelevant to the likelihood of it being on the wrong side of the line.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-02-24 18:45:21   By: Anonymous
         
        Just because it goes fast doesn’t mean it was driven that way. This young man wasn’t reckless like that.

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    How tragic, 1 lost and 1 forever changed.
    Posted on: 2021-02-24 09:00:40   By: Anonymous
     
    How tragic, 1 lost and 1 forever changed. Pray for all.

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So Sorry
Posted on: 2021-02-23 17:44:55   By: Anonymous
 
So many of the good die young, and the PIG just keeps on going. Prayers for strength go to his family and friends - AND for the 17 year old who hit him and his family and friends too - they will live with this for years to come. So sorry for them also. PLEASE be careful when driving.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-02-23 23:40:50   By: Anonymous
 
Article mentions directions of travel and crossing over into other lane but it is confusing because both say “eastbound” . (?)
And yes, it DOES mention speed having a role in this collision. Not “throwing shade”.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-02-24 03:37:05   By: Anonymous
     
    "Due to the juvenile's speed...." Speed on the part of the motorcyclist not mentioned.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-02-24 07:33:46   By: Anonymous
       
      Bet he never passed anyone on a double yellow.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2021-02-24 10:04:20   By: Anonymous
         
        You seem quite determined to assassinate the young dead man's character. You've got issues, putz.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-02-24 13:29:18   By: Anonymous
       
      Police report said the car crossed the centerline, that's where the fault lays. Too many friends of junior trying to minimize his reckless behavior.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-02-24 13:32:09   By: Anonymous
       
      Exactly. Some people cannot figure out who the juvenile in this story was. Clue: he was the sole negligent party.
      Reading comprehension is not the strong suit of many up here.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-02-24 07:35:06   By: Anonymous
 
Thump thump

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-02-24 07:46:58   By: Anonymous
     
    This generation of teenager's in calaveras shows the kind of spoiled ridiculousness showered upon them. Just look at what they're driving. I for one still think it's bizarre, and part of the blame is the parents. Had he been driving something he really worked hard for, or just a hand me down, probability is..he would have been more cautious. Thanks mom and dad for the sweet ride. Whoops, I killed a man!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2021-02-24 08:15:45   By: Anonymous
       
      Moto Man my hero.

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      Re: This generation
      Posted on: 2021-02-24 08:52:41   By: Anonymous
       
      Always amazes me the ignorance of some tpt readers.
      You know nothing about the 17 year old male but give opinions like you do
      He'll have to live with his mistake the rest of his life.
      Somebody died. Show some respect. He was the victim of an accident.
      I'm sure the 17 year old would give just about anything to take this back.
      The victim's family probably feels the same way. There are no do overs in an accident.

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        Re: This generation
        Posted on: 2021-02-24 09:01:24   By: Anonymous
         
        Thump thump

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          Re: This generation
          Posted on: 2021-02-24 09:06:24   By: Anonymous
           
          I thought motorcycle accidents only happened on Highway 4 and Stallion Way.

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        Re: This generation
        Posted on: 2021-02-25 05:46:21   By: Anonymous
         
        You ignoramus!! The VICTIM is the dead motorcyclist. The PERP is the 17 year old. You must be a spin doctor lib if you derive anything other than the above 2 conclusions from the facts presented in this story.

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        Re: This generation^^
        Posted on: 2021-02-25 07:53:58   By: Anonymous
         
        Always amazes me when a person such as yourself feels the need to passionately defend a 17 year old thoughtless killer. Actions have consequences, he deserves to live with the fact he killed someone due to his negligence. He can't ever reverse this, and now he is still walking this earth whilst stealing the life of another. Should be the other way round.
        RIP

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      Re: /\ This generation...
      Posted on: 2021-02-24 17:25:00   By: Anonymous
       
      I don't know if it's all teenagers who are speed demons, but we have a lot of them on our street (a narrow side street at that) and my neighbors and I have installed our own 'slow down' signs and it seems like some folks just don't heed to that! Plus there are children living on our street. If I got a nickel for every speed demon who I report, I would be rich by now!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-02-24 18:47:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Your an idiot

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No Subject
Posted on: 2021-02-24 14:08:20   By: Anonymous
 
I meet Michael at New Malone's in January and we talked for awhile. He gave me a better number to call for those who violate our regulations. He was really a nice young man, what a shame to have such a wonderful fella taken so young.
RIP Michael and condolences to family and friends

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2021-02-24 14:50:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Was it 1-800- Eat- shi* ?

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