Motorcycle rider identified in fatal Sonoma crash

A 50-year-old East Bay man killed in a weekend motorcycle crash in the Sonoma Valley was identified Monday by the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office.

Pleasant Hill resident Armando Fabila died in the Sunday afternoon collision on Arnold Drive. He’d been riding his Harley Davidson south on Arnold Drive when a driver turned into his way and they collided, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver, Warren Saccente, 61, of Purcellville, Va., had been stopped at the end of the drive leading to Gloria Ferrer Vineyards, waiting to turn north onto Arnold Drive. Saccente saw a southbound vehicle turning into the driveway and didn’t see the motorcycle behind it, said a CHP spokesman.

Fabila attempted to swerve out of the way but couldn’t avoid the collision. He died from the impact.

Randi Rossmann

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