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Motorcyclist killed in crash identified as Elk Grove man

A motorcyclist who died Saturday after he was hit by a car in Elk Grove was identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office as Dale Funkhouser, 36, of Elk Grove.

Funkhouser was hit by a car at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday at Laguna Park Drive south of Laguna Boulevard, said Officer Joaquin Farinha.

Funkhouser was riding southbound on Laguna Park Drive when a car traveling in the opposite direction made a left turn into oncoming traffic to drive into a Taco Bell parking lot, Farinha said. The driver was a 29-year-old woman driving a four-door sedan with two children inside the car.

Two bystanders treated the motorcyclist while emergency teams reached the scene of the accident, Farinha said. The motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital with severe injuries, and later died.

The woman and two children in the car were also sent to the hospital, but did not report any injuries, he said.

An investigation of the collision is underway, Farinha said. No arrests have been made.

Alejandra Reyes-Velarde: 916-321-1005

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