SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — A motorcyclist was killed Thursday afternoon when he collided with a dump truck in unincorporated Marin County near San Rafael, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

Three motorcyclists were traveling west on Lucas Valley Road west of Westgate Drive through a series of turns around 12:15 p.m. when the front two riders pulled away from the rear rider, CHP Officer Andrew Barclay said.

The rear rider drifted into the eastbound lane of Lucas Valley Road on a curve into the path of a 2013 International Harvester dump truck registered to the Marin County Department of Public Works, Barclay said.

The truck driver, whose name was not available, hit the brakes but the motorcycle struck the front of the truck, Barclay said.

The male motorcycle rider died at the scene. His name is not yet being released.

The two other riders noticed the third rider was missing and rode back to where the collision occurred, according to Barclay.

Intoxication is not believed to be a factor in the collision, he said.

Lucas Valley Road remains closed Thursday afternoon and is expected to reopen around 5:30 p.m., Barclay said.

© Copyright 2015 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s