Motorcyclist killed in Skylonda after bike slides into path of car


A 26-year-old man from Tracy died Saturday afternoon in Skylonda when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding and slid into the path of an oncoming car, California Highway Patrol officials said.

At 1:22 p.m., CHP officers received a call about the incident on state Highway 84 just west of state Highway 35.

The motorcyclist was driving a 2016 BMW east on Highway 84 when he came upon a sweeping right curve and lost control of the cycle, according to CHP officials.

He fell to the ground and slid with the bike along the road across the double yellow lines into the path of a 2016 Kia. The Kia was traveling west on Highway 84, CHP officials said.

The motorcyclist was struck by the Kia and died. The driver of the Kia suffered minor injuries and was taken to Stanford Medical Center, according to CHP officials. The two passengers in the Kia were not injured.

State Highway 84 was closed in both directions for about three hours, CHP officials said.

The officials said it does not appear alcohol or drugs played a part in the incident.

The CHP asks anyone who witnessed the incident to call Officer Chris Barshini at (650) 369-6261.

— Bay City News Service


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Rest in Peace, very sad accident.

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