Fatal Motorcycle Crash Near Middletown

A motorcycle crash near Middletown was fatal. According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred just before 1 p.m. Sunday on Butts Canyon Road, west of the Napa County line. 61-year-old John Michael Walker, of Sacramento was westbound at speeds around 55 to 60 miles per hour when he lost control while on a curve. The motorcycle overturned onto its left side and continued until it hit a metal guardrail, rotated and ejected Walker. Lifesaving efforts by medical personnel were unsuccessful and Walker died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet and CHP says neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected as factors in the wreck.