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Pedestrian, motorcyclist die in separate Yolo County crashes

A pedestrian and a motorcyclist were killed in separate collisions on Highway 16 in Yolo County over the weekend.

The first incident was reported about 10:54 p.m. Saturday on Highway 16, east of I-505. Suraj Singh, 61, of Woodland was driving a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup eastbound on Highway 16, traveling approximately 55 mph, when a pedestrian on the south side of the road walked into the traffic lane and into the path of the pickup, according to a California Highway Patrol news release.

Singh applied his brakes and steered to the left but was unable to avoid striking the man, who was hit by the right front end of the truck, according to the CHP. The truck then veered to the left, running off the road and coming to a stop in a dirt field.

The man’s name has not been released pending notification of family. CHP officials said it was not known whether alcohol was a factor.

Singh and his passenger were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

The second collision occurred Sunday. The CHP reported that a 58-year-old woman from Woodland was riding a 2005 Honda motorcycle eastbound on Highway 16 west of the Cache Creek Bridge, traveling about 50 mph. At the same time, Thomas Winslow, 66, of Maxwell, was driving a GMC pickup westbound on Highway 16, also traveling abut 50 mph, according to the CHP.

For unknown reasons the motorcyclist crossed the double yellow center lines into the westbound traffic lane. The motorcycle went down on its side, sliding under the front of the pickup.

The motorcyclist, whose name has not been released, suffered fatal injuries, the CHP reported.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy