PLACER COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — At least one person died Thursday in a crash involving a motorcycle and a big rig just east of Lincoln.
According to officials, California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene of a crash just after 10 a.m. Thursday, where citizens were already providing medical aid to the injured motorcyclist.
CHP said that according to witnesses, the driver of the big rig was headed south on Sierra College Boulevard and slowed down to make a left-hand turn onto Lower Ranch Road.
As vehicles began slowing behind the big rig, the motorcyclist swerved into the opposing lane of traffic and accelerated, attempting to pass the big rig.
The motorcyclist then crashed into the left rear side of the truck and was ejected onto the pavement where he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The identification of the motorcyclist has not been released at this time.
The driver of the big rig was not injured.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
Sierra College Boulevard was closed for approximately one hour but has since reopened.