PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – A motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a signpost along Interstate 80.
On Thursday at around 11:20 a.m., the unidentified motorcyclist was riding with a group eastbound on Interstate 80 near Riverside Avenue when the rider lost control, left the roadway off its southern edge, and hit and sign, according to CHP. The rider was ejected from their motorcycle and landed in the dirt.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Loomis Boy Reunited With Stolen Dirt Bike; Deputies Track Down Suspect
The motorcycle continued for another 200 feet from where the rider crashed.
Emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and pronounced the motorcyclist dead on the scene, says the CHP.READ MORE: Rocklin Teacher Comes Under Fire For Years-OId Tweets With Derogatory, Racist Tone
On Wednesday, authorities identified the motorcyclist as 43-year-old Lincoln resident David Kessinger.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Alcohol and or drugs do not appear to be a factor, authorities say. A toxicology report will later be generated through the Placer County Coroner’s Office.MORE NEWS: SCUSD's New Race And Equity Liaison Talk District's Move To Fire Teacher Who Used N-Word
Witnesses of the crash are asked to contact the Auburn area CHP office at (916) 663-3344.