Paso’s Jay Hall dies after motorcycle crash
April 5, 2013
A Paso Robles man whose motorcycle collided with an automobile in Santa Maria April 3 has died, and relatives have identified him as 59-year-old Julian “Jay” Hall.
Hall was leaving a gas station and turning onto Betteravia Road when his 2003 Harley-Davidson was struck by an eastbound 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, according to California Highway Patrol reports.
The car’s 23-year-old driver escaped injury along with two passengers. She was not cited.
Hall was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by a medical helicopter, where he was placed on life support. He died Thursday, shortly after relatives from Texas arrived at the hospital.
Hall was a graduate of Paso Robles High School.
It was the second county motorcycle death in the past three weeks. Brian Smith, 44, of San Luis Obispo, died March 31 while trying to turn at 24th Street and Mountain Springs Road in Paso Robles. He struck a dirt berm and was ejected from his motorcycle.