CHP: Motorcyclist killed in crash along Highway 50 near 59th Street

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The Latest – Wednesday, May 12:

5:25 p.m.

The California Highway Patrol says the crash on westbound Highway 50 near 59th Street led to the death of a motorcyclist.

A man riding a 1987 Honda Shadow crashed into a disabled 1971 Fiat that was blocking the slow lane, according to the CHP.

CHP investigators say they do not believe the motorcyclist tried to brake before he hit the Fiat.

The motorcyclist was thrown from the Honda Shadow and the Fiat traveled across the highway, where the CHP says it was hit by a GMC SUV.

People in the GMC sustained minor injuries.

Investigators say they do not know if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

The motorcyclist will be identified by the coroner’s office once next of kin is contacted.

Original story below:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A multiple-vehicle crash on the westbound Highway 50 is causing a massive shutdown as of Wednesday afternoon, the California Department of Transportation reported.

The crash occurred around 12:50 p.m., near the 59th Street on-ramp, according to Caltrans.

The crash has blocked multiple lanes, causing several miles of traffic.

Caltrans has said to expect delays.

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