Woodside: Motorcylist killed on Friday identified


The motorcyclist killed in a collision with a tow truck on Highway 84/La Honda Road on Friday (July 19) has been identified by the San Mateo County Coroner's Office as 27-year-old Tyler Ross Carlberg of Santa Clara.

The crash, which closed the highway in both directions for several hours, was reported at 4:50 p.m. about a half-mile west of Portola Road, according to San Mateo County sheriff's Detective Rosemerry Blankswade.

The California Highway Patrol reported that evening that the coroner had been sent for, indicating that Carlberg died at the scene.

The cause of the collision is still being investigated, Blankswade said in a news release over the weekend. Anyone with information regarding the accident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 800-547-2700.

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Posted by Yet another sad end
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jul 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm

When will the parade of dead motorcyclists coming down from our hills stop?

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Posted by Joseph
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Jul 22, 2019 at 10:39 pm

Almanac: It would be helpful to know more info about why the tragic accident occurred. I ride my bike down this part of 84 all the time. Was the tow truck driver in the wrong lane of traffic? Was the motorcyclist in his own lane? There are a lot of cafe racers on motorcycles in the hills who think the road is a racetrack. There's nothing to indicate that in this case, but it would be helpful to know Thanks, Joseph Hutchins

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