ARTESIA — — Services are pending for former Artesia Mayor John Carlos Martins, eliminated Friday early morning while riding a motorbike in an accident with a vehicle near Ojai in Ventura Area.
Martins, 54, was with a group of cyclists on a weekend trip concerning 8:20 a.m. Friday, movinged towards the San Luis Obispo location, when he went across the double-yellow line on Highway 150 and also hit a Nissan Altima directly, the California Highway Patrol claimed.
It’s not understood what triggered Martins to move right into the approaching vehicle.
Paramedics took Martins to Ventura Area Medical Facility, where he passed away from his injuries at concerning 9:40 a.m., the Hews Media Group stated.
No alcohol or drugs were thought in the accident and also the chauffeur of the Altima continued to be at the scene, the media team reported.
Martins served on the Artesia City Board from 2001 to 2003 as well as was chosen mayor on March 4, 2004, where he offered up until Nov. 10, 2010, the Portugese American Journal reported.
He had been an appointee on the Honorary Consul of Portugal in L.a considering that 2015.