Evans Brasfield Killed, Suspect Charged
There were probably a good many people who work in motorcycle press not getting much sleep last night, all staring at the ceiling wondering how this could possibly be real.

Yesterday it was announced that veteran motojournalist Evans Brasfied had been killed in a street accident on Wednesday afternoon in Southern California. Brasfield had worked at many of the major motorcycle magazines and web sites over the last 20 years, including Superbikeplanet.

Brasfield was one of the most well-liked people in motorcycle press. He was known for his genial and positive attitude, along with his irreverent if not goofy sense of humor. He was a very capable, accomplished writer and photographer. He also was renown as being one of the most proficient motorcyclists in the press corps. He was not another balding punk pulling wheelies for his own stroking; Brasfield was a professional rider and test rider.

Thus it came as a universal shock to those that knew him to learn he'd been fatally injured in a street crash. Of course anybody can make a mistake but Evans was such a respected rider with a razor sharp skill set that suggesting that he'd gotten into a bad situation was almost unthinkable. But, what do we know for sure? We know that as American humorist Garrison Keillor said many years ago "Any show can be your last show."

News broke this morning that the police have arrested a driver allegedly involved in the crash that killed Evans. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Altadena Office stated that they had arrested a person involved in a crash that killed a motorcyclist in the area where Evans crashed and died.

Evans is survived by his wife and two daughters.
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