A 55-year-old Sacramento man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Rio Linda this afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Gregory Gutierrez was riding his black 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Elkhorn Boulevard, west of Marysville Boulevard, when he approached vehicles that were slowing behind a stopped pickup waiting to make a left turn into a private driveway, according to a CHP news release.
Gutierrez passed the slowed traffic by continuing eastbound in the westbound lanes, and then struck the pickup truck as it made the left turn into the driveway. He was ejected from his motorcycle and suffered major injuries, the CHP said.
He was pronounced dead later at Mercy San Juan Medical Center.
Gutierrez was not wearing a motorcycle helmet approved by the Department of Transportation, according to the CHP.
The driver of the pickup also was taken to a local hospital for complaint of pain.