Police Investigate Fatal Natomas Accident


The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that has left a 23-year-old male dead.

On Friday, June 22, at about 8:52 p.m., the Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento Fire Department responded to the Truxel Road, Interstate 80 over-crossing on reports a motorcyclist had been hit by a vehicle and was down in the roadway.

Upon arrival, the motorcyclist was found lying in the northbound #1 lane of Truxel Road. Citizens were administering aid to the victim.

Attempts to resuscitate the male were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Friends and family have taken to Twitter expressing their condolences for the young man who died.

The Sacramento Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the scene. A preliminary investigation into the collision has led investigators to believe the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Truxel Road, in the #1 lane, prior to the collision. For reasons not yet determined, the motorcyclist lost control of the motorcycle, drove over the median, and was subsequently thrown into the northbound #1 lane of Truxel Road. Immediately thereafter, he was struck by a pick-up truck traveling in the northbound #1 lane of Truxel Road.

The motorcyclist was wearing a full-faced helmet at the time.

The female driver of the pick-up truck immediately stopped; she was not physically injured during the collision. At this time, alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the accident.

The Sacramento Police Department urges any witnesses to the accident to contact investigators at (916) 264-5471.

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