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.

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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.

Scene where the motorcycle accident was found.

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.

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Both Lanes of northbound Highway 65 were reopened a little before 7 a.m.