A motorcyclist died Monday on Interstate 80 near Baxter after his vehicle was recorded traveling up to 110 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported at 12:23 p.m. CHP spokesman Officer Chris Nave said the motorcyclist was eastbound on I-80, approaching the Crystal Springs overcrossing. A CHP officer was on the overcrossing using LiDAR, a laser device used in traffic enforcement that can pinpoint a vehicle and measure its speed.
Nave said the motorcycle was recorded traveling 93 mph as it approached the overcrossing and up to 110 miles as it continued on I-80 east of the overcrossing.
As the motorcycle rounded a curve at Baxter, Nave said, the motorcyclist traveled onto the right shoulder in an attempt to pass a vehicle. The motorcycle clipped the vehicle, a Chevy Avalanche. The motorcyclist was ejected from the vehicle, over an embankment. The rider died of his injuries.
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Nave said the CHP was not pursuing the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist has not been identified, pending notification of family.
Nave said occupants of the Avalanche were not injured.