LINCOLN (CBS13) – Authorities say a firefighter was killed in a crash near Lincoln early Friday morning.
The scene was just off Highway 65 at the Lincoln Boulevard exit.READ MORE: Mandatory Evacuations Ordered As River Fire Explodes In Size Near Colfax
He has been identified as David Volk, a 5-year veteran of the South Placer Fire Deaprtment.
California Highway Patrol’s Auburn area office says it appears a motorcycle rider crashed overnight. It isn’t exactly clear what time the crash happened, but the rider wasn’t found until around 6 a.m.
The rider, who for an unknown reason crashed into a guardrail, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
A CHP official confirms that a firefighter died in the crash. Authorities at the scene say the firefighter worked for the South Placer Fire District.MORE NEWS: Mayor Steinberg Releases Master Plan To House Homeless
Both Lanes of northbound Highway 65 were reopened a little before 7 a.m.