A 24-year-old man died near Skyline Boulevard on Saturday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding drifted off an embankment just south of Alpine Road and crashed into several trees, according to California Highway Patrol.
The man has been identified as Christopher Damron Jr. of Santa Clara, the San Mateo County Coroner's Office said.
Shortly after noon on Saturday, June 13, a motorcycle rider was reported down an embankment off State Route 35, also known as Skyline Boulevard. He sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said.
The rider was apparently traveling north on Skyline Boulevard, just north of the Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve, when he tried to negotiate a left turn. The motorcycle, a 1990 Yamaha, apparently drifted to the right onto the asphalt and gravel shoulder, and the rider appeared to lose control of the motorcycle, the CHP said.
The motorcyclist then rode off the east shoulder of Skyline Boulevard and down a 50-foot embankment, where the motorcycle crashed with several trees before coming to a rest.
The rider was wearing a helmet. The CHP said alcohol or drugs did not appear to be a factor in the collision.
Witnesses to this collision are asked to call Officer Holly Baker at (650) 369-6261.