Crime & Safety

Fatal Injury on Garden Highway West of Powerline Road

On April 22, 2018, at approximately 8:40 A.M., the California Highway Patrol received reports of a solo motorcycle traffic collision on Garden Highway west of Powerline Road.

Sometime during the night, a motorcyclist was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Garden Highway when he failed to negotiate a sweeping left turn in the roadway. He left the roadway, rode up a dirt embankment, and was launched into the air. The rider was ejected from the motorcycle and the rider and the motorcycle traveled through the air for a significant distance before colliding with the ground. The collision scene was located by a fisherman the next morning and the rider was pronounced deceased on scene by fire department officials.

Alcohol and speed are suspected to be factors in this collision.

Any additional information about this news release should be directed to Officer Mike Zerfas who will be available at the CHP North Sacramento Area business phone number: (916) 348-2337, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Follow us on Twitter @chpnsac or like us on

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