Young Motorcyclist Decapitated in Freak Accident
Driver of a Ford Taurus lost control, setting the tragedy into motion
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2017 7:14 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A Ford Taurus crashed in a yard in San Bernardino, Calif., Tuesday morning, and the accident set off a series of events that ended in a freak tragedy. The Press-Enterprise reports that after the driver lost control and struck a mailbox, his car didn't stop in that home's yard but continued down Adams Street, ultimately hitting a wooden utility pole. The impact broke the pole in two, which moved a wire into the path of the roadway, reports the AP. Minutes later, a motorcyclist identified as Fabian Zepeda, 27, drove into the wire and was decapitated. Police do not believe the driver of the Taurus was intoxicated, and he has not been arrested.

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