Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Kelseyville man identified as crash victim

COBB – A Kelseyville man whose mother had reported him missing after he hadn't returned home earlier in the week was identified as the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Wednesday morning.

Justin Karsten Molini, 32, was found dead by his mother and a family friend who went searching for him Thursday morning along Seigler Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Based on the CHP investigation, Molini was riding his 2007 Yamaha R1 1000 sport bike at around 3:10 a.m. Wednesday westbound on Seigler Canyon Road west of Perini Road at approximately 50 miles per hour through a sharp curve.

For unknown reasons, Molini ran off the roadway and onto the shoulder and lost control of the motorcycle. The CHP said both Molini and the motorcycle went down an embankment and hit a rock creek bed.

Molini was ejected from the bike and sustained fatal injuries. The CHP report said he later was pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel.

Capt. James Bauman of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said Molini's mother – who lived at the same address – had reported him missing and overdue on Wednesday evening.

The CHP reported that Molini's mother and a family friend went out looking for Molini Thursday morning, and that's when they came upon the collision scene.

The CHP said the crash is still under investigation.

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