HAYWARD (CBS SF/BCN) — A motorcyclist died early Saturday when his bike hit the rear of a truck that was part of a slow-moving caravan of Caltrans vehicles street sweeping I-880 in Hayward, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP Officer Dustin Kennerley said four or five CalTrans trucks were traveling about five miles per hour as they swept debris from the center divide and left lane just north of the Mowry Avenue exit.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
Kennerley said the motorcycle was estimated to be going 80 to 90 mph when it went through that line of warning flares and hit the rear truck in the caravan about 5:44 a.m.READ MORE: Yuba County Agency Mulls Water Shipments to Bay Area Counties
In addition to the flares, Kennerley said, there were signs posted about the maintenance work under way, which he said was routine.
The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene. His name was being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.MORE NEWS: 'Let it Glow' SF Lights Up San Francisco To Revive Pandemic-Stricken Downtown
The cause remains under investigation.