Community Remembers Two Motorcyclists Killed in Crash
Candles, flowers and a note with a picture of an angel and the words “you will be missed” were left on Antelope Road near Watt Avenue after two deaths Friday night and what neighbors called a “horrific” crash.
Zachary Kirk, 23 from Roseville and Jason McQuay, 29, from Rio Linda were riding their motorcyclists eastbound on Antelope Road when they crashed into a jeep.
Guy Gonzales, a friend of Kirk’s, came to remember him Saturday morning.
“It’s just a terrible loss, just a great guy…It’s just sad, I can even believe he’s gone. We were supposed to hang out tonight,” said Gonzales.
CHP says Kirk and McQuay were going over 80 miles per hour at the time of the crash, and that one of them performed a “wheelie.”
That’s when they collided with a jeep making a left turn into a residential area.
One witnesses who didn’t want her identify revealed said she saw it all unfold.
“I heard some children screaming, “They’re dead. They’re dead,” she said.
Both motorcyclists died on scene.
CHP says the driver of the jeep was a grandmother with a 13-year-old grandson in the passenger seat and an 11-year-old grandson in the back.
They says the people in the jeep were treated for minor cuts.
Neighbors says the family was very upset.
“They’re a very nice family, they’re very torn up about the whole situation,” said the neighbor.
CHP will be putting on a motorcycle safety event at Cycle Gear located on 5400 Date Avenue in Sacramento. The event will take place August 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.