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Yolo coroner IDs motorcyclist, pedestrian killed over weekend

A pedestrian and a motorcyclist, who were killed in separate crashes on Highway 16 in Yolo County over the weekend, have been identified by the sheriff-coroner office.

The pedestrian was killed about 10:50 p.m. Saturday on Highway 16, east of Interstate 505. A pickup driver was traveling east on Highway 16 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.

The driver applied his brakes and steered to the left but was unable to avoid striking the man, identified by the coroner’s office as Eric Ward Johnson, 26, of Woodland.

In the other crash, the CHP reported that Christine Hermes, 58, of Woodland was riding a 2005 Honda motorcycle east on Highway 16 west of the Cache Creek Bridge on Sunday at the same time a pickup was westbound on Highway 16.

For unknown reasons, Hermes 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.

Hermes suffered fatal injuries.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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