Motorcyclist Killed On I-880 To I-80 Connector Ramp

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(CBS)

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A motorcyclist was killed Thursday morning in a crash that threw him off the freeway after reportedly speeding on the northbound Interstate Highway 880 connector to eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in Oakland, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

The solo-motorcycle crash was reported at 3:03 a.m., according to the CHP.

The motorcyclist was reportedly speeding and lost control and was thrown over the right-hand side of the high stretch of highway onto the ground below, according to CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt.

The motorcycle stayed on the fly-over, which stands above as many as two levels of highway, and one lane of the connector is closed as authorities investigate the fatal crash, Van Eckhardt said.

The coroner has been called and will respond to the area below the highway, Van Eckhardt said.

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