A motorcyclist died and two others were seriously injured in a crash on Highway 99 south of Elk Grove on Saturday.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the dead man as Daniel Gregson, 37, of Sheridan.
The crash occurred around 11:25 a.m. and closed southbound traffic near Eschinger Road for more than two hours, said Officer Michael Bradley of the California Highway Patrol.
Witnesses reported that one of the motorcycles ran into the back of a pickup that had slowed down due to traffic, Bradley said. The collision caused a chain reaction, in which two other motorcycles and two additional vehicles also crashed.
Bystanders attempted CPR on Gregson, who died at the scene. The two other motorcyclists were taken to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center with major injuries.