Eureka Man Died When His Motorcycle Collided With a Honda Odyssey

Investigating the accident.

Investigating the accident. [Photo by Mark McKenna]

Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

On June 26, 2017 at approximately 6:20 p.m., a 39 year old Male of Eureka, was riding his Motorcycle Southbound on Broadway near Sunset Road.  At the same time 59 year old Lee Xu Lysathong, of Eureka, was driving her 2006 Honda Odyssey northbound on Broadway in Eureka.  For reasons still under investigation the Motorcycle collided into Honda Odyssey.  The Motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle, and the motorcycle continued into a parking lot and collided into a parked vehicle.  The driver of the Motorcycle was transported to St. Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

DUI is not a factor in this traffic collision.  Humboldt Area CHP will be the lead investigating agency in the collision

Earlier Chapter: A Van and Motorcycle Collide on Broadway



  • My condolences to his family.

  • He will be missed. A good man gone too soon. Ride in paradise

  • Rest In paradise brother Rider.

  • We will miss you brother. You were always there thick and thin.

  • There are many crashes on Broadway every day now.
    What will it take to get drivers more aware of their surroundings?

    • Making left turns to and from Broadway can be challenging when traffic is heavy.

    • As a motorcyclist, I don’t try to make drivers aware of their surroundings, though I do my best to make them aware of me since I have the most “skin” in the game versus a driver, and making myself be the one being aware of my surroundings, as well as constantly calculating a way out.

  • Your comment is so unnecessary, ignorant and just plain out racist. It seems to be the motorcyclist’s fault, rest his soul. Go read a fucking book and educate yourself.

  • Only met him a couple of times, he was a close friend of a friend. So very tragic…RIP

  • I knew you would delete me, [edit]

  • Sorry to hear of yet another collision involving a motorcycle. I will try to be even more aware, and be on the lookout for motorcyclists when driving.

    My condolences to the family.

  • RIP my brother. You will be missed by all!! We know you are looking down on all of us. And we will all help with the family! Love you brother.

  • Amber Wiegelman

    This was my husband who passes away. I love you baby, I can’t believe I’m having our son in 5 days…L.J. keeps wondering when daddy’s coming home also…I’m so lost, I love you baby, I love you so fucking much I don’t know what to do.

    • May God comfort you in this painful time. Please try to remember his love lives on through you and your kiddos. May you be blessed with an easy birth, and good health after. I will keep you in my Prayers.

    • Amber please let me know if I can help in any way. I can’t imagine what you are going through right now. Jay was the only one who treated me like family the 5 years I was up there. I am so sorry for your loss


      Im so very sorry to hear this! I never met him but is obvious how many people loved him…my condolences to all…

      Amber you are an amazing woman and I am sure you’ve only grown stronger in the last few years…its clear from the pics how much love was and is there for this man…Amber i know it’s been awhile but please know if I can do anything for you or your kids I am more than willing to help…it looks like you have a pretty amazing support system but I felt like I needed to let you know that…all my thoughts and prayers are with you Wiegs and the rest of his family as well…may he rest in peace…

  • So sorry for your loss 🙁 thoughts and prayers go out to and your children. GOD Bless you 🙂

  • how is it “for some reason” ? the motorcycle obviously hit the drivers side passenger door… unless the van crossed in front of the motorcycle, attempting to get onto 101.

    • Yes the van made a left in front of him…. 100% Vans Fault…. Very Sad Day … Love you Jay, I’ll see you on the other side.

  • Every day at least an accident in eureka, I actually believe the average is 2 accidents. This is unacceptable. I certainly believe alcohol, drugs and plenty stupidity are a major factor the city has to step in and figure out what makes this place so accident prone.
    Put that tax money to use, lets go fockers!

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