A motorcyclist died Wednesday afternoon when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed on Madison Avenue in Carmichael.
The crash occurred about 2:27 p.m. as the 39-year-old man was riding a 2005 Independence motorcycle eastbound on Madison Avenue, east of Rutland Drive, at a high speed, according to a California Highway Patrol news release. As the motorcycle entered a right turn in the roadway, the rider lost control and struck the raised center divider.
The motorcycle continued out of control, heading east, and the rider struck a tree in the median. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, suffered fatal injuries from the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP.
His name has not been released pending notification of family.
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CHP officials said it is not known whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.