SACRAMENTO -- Shattered pieces of glass lined a sidewalk near the intersection of Q and 26th streets in midtown Sacramento.
Kyle Day walks across the intersection from work daily. It's the same corner where Sacramento police say a motorcyclist was killed in a deadly crash Tuesday night.
"I'd say I'm really sad to hear that someone died in the midst of trying to get somewhere," Day said.
Police say just after 7 p.m., they were called out to the area and found the motorcyclist, identified by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office as 54-year-old John Reed, lying in the street with major injuries.
He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
"The driver of the vehicle did stay on scene and there was no impairment on that driver's part," said Sacramento Police Officer Linda Matthew. "However, we don't know, the motorcyclist, what his impairment level was if any."
Officers determined the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Q Street and the car was traveling northbound on 26th Street when the collision happened.
Police say they are still looking into what factors may have caused the crash.
"Motorcyclists are hard to see on the roadway. A lot of times they will split lanes and come up next to you in traffic and you don’t know if one is as close to you as they are to you," Matthew said.
While police investigate neighbors said their thoughts were with the victim's family.
"It's really unfortunate that one person's family doesn’t have that individual anymore," Day told FOX40.
No one else was injured in the collision.
The police department says it’s still very early on in the investigation but they are asking anyone who saw anything or who may have video surveillance nearby to contact them.