CHP: Motorcyclist dies in suspected DUI crash involving multiple vehicles

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12:06 p.m.

SOUTH SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A motorcyclist died Saturday night after being struck by multiple cars on Interstate 5.

The South Sacramento California Highway Patrol said a 67-year-old man from Nicholas was riding his motorcycle northbound on I-5 around 9:36 p.m. just south of Highway 50 when he was struck by a BMW.

CHP said the rider was thrown into the adjacent lane on his left where he was struck again by a Honda and died.

Investigators said the driver of the BMW, a 43-year-old Sacramento man, admitted he was texting at the time of the crash and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The driver of the Honda cooperated with investigators before being released.

Multiple lanes of I-5 were closed while the crash was being investigation.

No additional details of the crash were released.

Witnesses are asked to please contact the South Sacramento Area CHP at 916-897-5600 and ask for Officer Young. During after-hours and weekends, witnesses are asked to please call the Sacramento CHP Communication Center 916-861-1300.

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(Saturday 10:31 p.m.): Caltrans says one of the northbound lanes has been opened, but the eastbound connector to Highway 50 remains closed.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — All lanes on northbound Interstate 5 near Highway 50 are blocked due to a collision involving various vehicles.

Caltrans says they do not have an estimated time of reopening at the time. 

This is a developing story.

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