A Bay Area man died Saturday when the all-terrain vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway in rural Placer County.
The crash was reported about 11:35 a.m. A 30-year-old man from San Pablo was driving a 2006 Suzuki quad southbound on Forest Road 24 north of Sugar Pine Road when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, according to a California Highway Patrol news release. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a tree.
The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounce dead at the scene by medical personnel.
The CHP said it appeared the man was wearing his helmet.
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The cause of the crash is under investigation.