Motorcyclist Killed In Collision On I-80 Westbound

Sacramento, CA (MPG)  |  By Amy Walker, California Highway Patrol

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - On July 1, 2019 at approximately 0450 hours, CHP received a call of a 4 to 5 vehicle traffic collision involving a motorcycle on I-80 westbound west of the I-80/SR-51 split. Numerous North Sacramento Units responded to the scene. CHP was first on scene and located a male unconscious in the #5 lane of I-80 westbound. All lanes of traffic were blocked due to vehicles and debris from the collision. Officers initiated CPR until they were relieved by Sacramento Metro Fire. Upon the arrival of Sacramento Metro Fire Department, they pronounced the male motorcycle rider deceased at 0501 hours.

The motorcyclist was riding his motorcycle on I-80 westbound at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic. The motorcycle collided with the right front of a Ford-F250. This collision caused the motorcyclist to be ejected from his motorcycle onto the roadway and the motorcycle continued without a rider on I-80 westbound. 2-3 other vehicles were involved in this collision after the initial impact between the motorcycle and Ford-F250.

All lanes except for the #1 lane remained closed until the coroner arrived on scene. Cal-Trans responded with a cone truck for a hard closure and a sweeper to clean debris from the traffic lanes. At 0804 hours, all lanes were open.

Any persons who may have witnessed this collision or who can provide any additional information regarding this collision should call Officer Amy Walker at the North Sacramento Area CHP office at (916) 348-2300 or cell phone at (916) 798-0975. Follow us on Twitter @chpnsac or like us on Facebook.com/chpnorthsac