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Off-duty firefighter found dead after overnight motorcycle crash on Highway 65 offramp

South Placer firefighter-paramedic David Volk was killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash on Highway 65 overnight on the northbound Lincoln Boulevard offramp, authorities said Friday.
South Placer firefighter-paramedic David Volk was killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash on Highway 65 overnight on the northbound Lincoln Boulevard offramp, authorities said Friday. Courtesy of the South Placer Fire District

An off-duty South Placer firefighter-paramedic was killed in a motorcycle crash on Highway 65 overnight on the northbound Lincoln Boulevard offramp, authorities said Friday.

David Volk, a five-year veteran of the South Placer Fire District, died from injuries suffered in the crash, the fire agency reported in a news release. Volk was a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq and was awarded a Purple Heart, the agency said.

The California Highway Patrol was notified by a passer-by and responded at approximately 5:30 a.m. Friday, said Placer County CHP Officer David Martinez. The vehicle had left the road and wasn’t visible to traffic, Martinez said.

The cause is being investigated, the CHP said.

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