A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a collision that killed a motorcyclist on state Highway 84 near La Honda on Saturday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said Sunday.
Officers responded to a report of a collision on Highway 84 near Sylvan Way outside of La Honda shortly before 3 p.m., CHP officials said.
Marco Antonio Franco Cuevas, of Redwood City, was driving a 2003 white Chevrolet Impala east on Highway 84 when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed over double yellow lines and collided head-on with a 2002 Honda motorcycle traveling west, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.
The collision occurred on a curve of the roadway and both vehicles ended up on the shoulder, Montiel said.
The motorcyclist was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency crews, CHP officials said.
He was identified Sunday as 40-year-old Matthew Langley of San Mateo, according to the San Mateo County coroner's office.
Cuevas, his uncle and a 17-year-old boy in the car were not injured, Montiel said.
The teenage boy was taken to Stanford Medical Center as a precaution, according to CHP officials.
Officers determined Cuevas was under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs, Montiel said.
Cuevas was medically cleared at a hospital before he was booked into county jail on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter, according to Montiel.
One-way traffic controls were in place at the scene of the collision until shortly after 7 p.m., Montiel said.
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call CHP Officer J. Thinnes at (650) 369-6261.