San Bernardino County – On Thursday, James Melvin Wood was involved in a motorcycle accident that took his life.
Wood was driving his 2006 Kawasaki westbound on National Trails Highway around Mountain Springs Road, Essex, when the accident happened around 7:55 p.m. Wood was struck by a red Kia head-on. The Kia was on the eastbound side but for unknown reasons moved to the westbound side where it struck Wood. Wood, only 59 years old, died at the scene. He was a resident of Yucca Valley.
Local officials are investigating the accident and looking into the cause. The name or condition of the driver of the Kia has not been released.