Nevada man dies in Lee Vining motorcycle crash

A 59-year-old Nevada man on Sunday died of injuries he suffered when the motorcycle he was driving ran head-on into  a car near Picnic Grounds Road near Lee Vining..

James McGifford, of Dayton, Nevada, was riding northbound on U.S. 395 on Sunday, when a car driven by Shirley Liang, of Cupertino, crossed into his path while attempting a left turn onto the road.

Her vehicle, according to a spokesperson from the California Highway Patrol, "moved her vehicle directly into the path of the motorcycle."

When CHP officers arrived, McGifford was "unconscious and had major visual injuries."

Paramedics took McGifford toward Mammoth Lakes Hospital for treatment of his injuries, but he died en route.

The CHP said McGifford was wearing a helmet and motorcycle safety equipment. 

The driver of the car, Liang, had no injuries from the collision, but a passenger, Oliver Caspari, of Stanford, had minor abrasions to his right arm.

Personnel from the Lee Vining Fire Department, Mono County Sheriff's Department, U.S. Forest Service, Caltrans, Lee Vining Tow, and Mike's Auto & Tow assisted at the scene. 

The collision remains under investigation.