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An Afternoon Motorcycle Ride Turned Deadly Last Sunday After 75-Year-Old Man Failed to Negotiate a Turn


The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

[Stock image from Matt LaFever]

On October 9, 2022, at approximately 1620 hours, a group of four motorcycles were traveling southbound on US-101, at Calfire Leggett. The rear motorcycle, a black and yellow BMW F850 and driven by Terry Lee Turchin, was traveling at approximately 60 MPH when Turchin failed to negotiate a curve in the road and allowed the BMW to leave the west road edge. The BMW traveled off-road for a short distance until the BMW overturned, causing Turchin to be ejected and he collided with a descending dirt embankment. Turchin was transported from the scene to a landing zone nearby where he was pronounced deceased. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this traffic collision. Traffic on US-101 was unaffected by this collision.

Both of Turchin’s sons were notified on scene of the fatality. Turchin’s wife was notified by the two sons.

Officer Jones is handling this investigation.

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