Biker killed on Bay Bridge identified; Stockton Man arrested for his murder
The 20-year-old biker who was killed in collision on Bay Bridge On Sunday, while trying to escape CHP officers, he was identified as Christopher Lee of Beaumont, Texas.
Lee allegedly crashed his bike near the Treasure Island ramp, and the biker who picked it up from the bridge after the crash, and then crashed on the other side of the tunnel and thrown Lee – resulting in his dead – did not. been arrested for murder.
As KPIX ReportsHumza Zahoor, 20, of Stockton, was arrested and incarcerated in San Francisco County Jail, and could face charges of murder or manslaughter.
Lee and Zahoor were apparently part of a group of about fifteen bikers – a splinter faction of a group of hundreds that traveled through Oakland and San Francisco for hours on Sunday afternoon – who attempted to escape the arrest by the California Highway Patrol while turning around in the eastbound lanes of the Bay Bridge and westbound towards SF. According to the CHP, the group existed at the Sterling Street and Fourth Street off-ramps, walked through downtown SF, then re-entered the upper deck (heading west) heading east at Fremont Street.
After Lee crashed his bike, Zahoor allegedly took it as a passenger and headed for the Yerba Buena tunnel. On the other side, where the two bridges of the bridge become parallel, Zahoor allegedly attempted to jump over a concrete barrier in the eastbound lanes. At this point, Lee was thrown into traffic, and was struck by a pickup truck and killed instantly.
The accident and the investigation that followed led to the closure of two eastbound lanes for hours, and traffic on the bridge recovered until Sunday evening.
According to videos on social media, groups of bikers on dirt bikes, ATVs and other vehicles began parading through downtown Oakland around noon on Sunday. It’s unclear how many bikers were ultimately part of what qualified as the side-show activity, but at 5 p.m. some of them were in San Francisco attempting to return to the East Bay.
The video below shows a group heading west across the bridge around 3 p.m., doing wheelies.
Officer Mark Andrews told the Chronicle that “several hundred” bikers were involved in everything.