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1 man dead after being ejected from motorcycle in Highway 160 crash

A truck that swerved out of the way to avoid hitting stopped traffic led to a crash that left one 70-year-old man dead, CHP said.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 70-year-old man is dead after a five vehicle crash on Highway 160.

According to CHP, the man was driving a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle on southbound Highway 160 when he was hit.

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Officers say the crash happened on Oct. 12 along HW 160 near HW 220 around 2:16 p.m. Investigators said a 34-year-old man driving a Ford F-250 didn't see traffic stopped ahead of him and swerved to the left and onto the wrong side of the roadway. 

He hit the rear of two other vehicles before hitting the 2010 Harley head on in the southbound lane. The crash led toward the Harley crashing into a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling next to it. 

Both motorcyclists were ejected onto the roadway after the crash.

While the 73-year-old driver of the 2000 Harley had minor injuries, the 70-year-old man driving the 2010 Harley suffered fatal injuries. None of the other drivers in the crash were injured.

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The crash closed a portion of the roadway for about two hours.


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