Paso’s Jay Hall dies after motorcycle crash

April 5, 2013

motorcycle crashA 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.

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At least he and Kenita are together again. What a sad ending for them both and for their children. Rest in peace……

Jay was a great man and will be greatly missed by all his family & friends. My prayers & thoughts to all of them. The world needs more people like Jay in it! Such a horrible accident to happen to such a wonderful family who has already been to hell and back after Jay’s wife Kenita lost her battle to lupus 5 short years ago.

Jay graduated from Paso High in 1971