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Old 23 Oct 2011
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Katherine Hawley, California

Sadly, I was just informed that one of the riders {Katherine Hawley} lost her life on her way home from the Cambria, CA, HU Traveler Meeting. I just wanted to let everyone know.

In the picture she is the woman on the right in the black shirt.

Here is the information:
CHP investigating double fatality on Highway 1 near Pajaro

Middletown woman dies in Monterey County crash
[]Lake County News | California

Highway 1 Accident Victims Now Identified
[]Highway 1 Accident Victims Now Identified - Central Coast News KION/KCBA


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Old 24 Oct 2011
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REQUEST FOR PHOTOS of Katherine Hawley. To all those who attended the HU Travelers meeting at Cambria, CA. Please take a moment to view your pictures and if you have any photos of Katherine Hawley please email them to me - I am sending what we have to her husband. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
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Fighting back the tears as I read this. What a tragic shame.
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Old 25 Oct 2011
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Very sad news, please pass along condolences to her husband. I spoke with her about outfitting the bike as she and I had the same model/make. Did not know Katherine well, but it is such a sad loss and a reminder of how fragile we all are, especially while out on the bikes!
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I didn't know Katherine but I would like to send my condolences also. No matter where or what you ride we all share a passion. The loss of one is felt by the many, very deeply. I'm so very sorry for such a sad loss!!

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Old 25 Oct 2011
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I don't think I ever met Katherine, but she'll be in my thoughts nonetheless. Condolences to the family.
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We were shocked to hear of this, and much saddened. Thanks to all who sent photos in, they have been passed on, along with many condolences to Katherine's husband.

We always worry that everyone will be ok at our events, and wish we could guarantee your safety from such accidents.

Please ride safe all of you.

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Katherine Hawley

One life cut drastically short by an unforeseeable occurrence ... many lives affected forever as a result.

I only recently met Katherine for the first time at the HU meeting in Cambria. We talked about my current ride to South America. Lovely lady. My heartfelt condolences go out to her family.

As riders our margin for error (ours or theirs) is so slim it's pretty much impossible to protect ourselves in cases like this.

R.I.P Katherine.
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stop police chase - innocent people die


"The California Highway Patrol Officers were chasing De La Torre, in a sedan, when he crashed into Hawley who was on her motorcycle. Both were killed in the crash."
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Incredibly sad..
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"The California Highway Patrol Officers were chasing De La Torre, in a sedan, when he crashed into Hawley who was on her motorcycle. Both were killed in the crash."
I thought Police didn't chase people any more for this very reason. 2 lives lost there must be a lesson to be learned.
My condolences to her friends and family a tragic loss.
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