The Sacramento County coroner’s office has released the name of the motorcyclist who died from injuries suffered in a crash Monday morning on Interstate 80.
He was identified as Robert N. Ivey, 53, of Carmichael. Ivey was a member of the Air Force reserve and a veteran of service in Afghanistan.
The California Highway Patrol reported that at about 6:30 a.m. Monday they received a call that a motorcyclist was injured on westbound I-80 west of West El Camino Avenue.
An investigation revealed that the motorcyclist had braked hard to avoid a back-up of traffic from a earlier traffic collision. Ivey lost control of his motorcycle, causing him to be thrown off the vehicle.
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While on the pavement, he was struck by at least one vehicle. The vehicle did not immediately stop, but a CHP spokesman said on Monday that he believed the motorist was located later.
Ivey died at the scene.
Travis Air Force Base officials said in a statement that Chief Master Sgt. Ivey, air transportation manager of the 55th Aerial Port Squadron, was respected for his professionalism and dedication to his troops. Ivey, a full-time Air Reserve technician, was on his way to work when he died in the crash.
Ivey joined the the Air Force Reserve’s 349th Air Mobility Wing in 1996.