SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning in a crash involving a sedan and a big rig.
Around 4:32 a.m., the 38-year-old man was riding a 2009 Kawasaki westbound on Interstate 80 near the Antelope Scales when he collided with the back of a 2012 Ford Fusion.
The man was ejected from his motorcycle. Both he and the bike landed in the number four lane, directly in the path of a big rig.
The big rig driver was unable to stop and collided with the motorcyclist. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both the sedan driver and big rig driver were uninjured.
Lanes two through five were closed until 6:20 a.m. while CHP investigated. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
Stay with FOX40 for updates on this crash.
I-80 westbound at Antelope Scales only 1 lane open plan accordingly. CHP is investgating a motorcycle crash. pic.twitter.com/baFnoTg2vd
— CHP North Sac (@CHPNSac) October 22, 2019
Several lanes blocked on Westbound I-80 at the Antelope Scales as we investigate a fatal traffic collision. pic.twitter.com/Q6l8MmEHeW
— CHP Valley Division (@CHP_Valley) October 22, 2019
Correction: A previous version of this story reported the crash involved two big rigs. Only one big rig was involved.