Tuesday, August 14, 2012
By Lenny Roberts
The California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday the death of longtime Ojai resident Ronnie Gene Hagar following a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Interstate 5 in Santa Clarita. According to the report, at approximately 4:25 p.m. Monday, Hagar, 59, was riding his 1992 Harley Davidson northbound on the freeway in the No. 4 lane approaching Vista Del Lago Road at an unknown rate of speed when an article of clothing, which had been secured to his motorcycle’s sissy bar, became dislodged and got hung up in the rear spoke.
Hagar lost control and struck the concrete “K” rail adjacent to the right lane. He was ejected onto the right shoulder and subsequently transported by a Los Angeles County Fire Department airship to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. Hagar was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m.
The collision remains under investigation, according to the CHP office in Newhall.
According to buildzoom.com, Hagar, a licensed landscaping contractor since November 1978, owned and operated Ronnie Hagar Landscaping.