Latest: Police say speed and alcohol contributed to fatal motorcycle crash in Elk Grove


A motorcyclist traveling northbound on Elk Grove Florin Road died in a crash late Sunday afternoon. A police investigation revealed Monday that speed and alcohol were factors in the solo collision.

Police said in a news release that the identification of the driver will be made available by the coroner’s office shortly.

Officials reported the crash near the corner of Elk Grove Florin Road and Sheldon Road on Twitter at 5:18 p.m. Sunday. They warned travelers that Elk Grove Florin Road would remain closed for up to four hours between Brecon Drive and Sheldon Road.

They said in the release that the rider had been thrown from the motorcycle and suffered critical injuries. The subject was transported to a local hospital and died around 5:40 p.m.

The Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau is further investigating the incident.

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Caroline Ghisolfi, from Stanford University, is a local news reporter for The Sacramento Bee, focusing on breaking news and health care. She grew up in Milan, Italy.