Dennis Steven Orellana, 61, of Burlingame died Monday (Feb. 16) in an accident on Canada Road in Woodside when the Harley Davidson motorcycle he was riding collided with a dump truck driven by a 43-year-old Redwood City man, according to sources at the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and Coroner's Office.
Both vehicles were northbound on Canada Road. The collision occurred as the truck was making a left turn on to Olive Hill Lane at about 3:15 p.m. and Mr. Orellana attempted to pass the truck on the left, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said.
An investigation is ongoing but "it appears that the motorcyclist crossed over the double yellow lines" to make the pass while the truck was turning, Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt told the Almanac.
Citing the ongoing investigation and the absence of criminal charges, Ms. Rosenblatt said the Sheriff's Office is not releasing the name of the driver of the dump truck.
Medics from the Woodside Fire Protection District pronounced Mr. Orellana dead at the scene.
The truck driver remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators, she said. Drugs and alcohol are thought not to be a factor.
There were witnesses and investigators are in contact with them, she said. Rangers from the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District called 911 to report the accident.
Authorities closed the road during the investigation of the scene and reopened it at about 6 p.m.
Correction: An earlier story from Bay City News Service had the ages reversed, reporting that the 61-year-old was driving the truck and the 43-year-old was riding the motorcycle.
Bay City News Service contributed to this story