CHP seeks to locate big rig involved in fatal motorcycle accident in Elk Grove

The California Highway Patrol is seeking assistance locating a big rig truck involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in Elk Grove.

On Saturday, November 2 at approximately 2:23 p.m, a 63-year-old male from Lodi was riding a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle in the number one lane of northbound I-5 just north of Elk Grove Boulevard behind a Dodge pick-up. As the Dodge driver slowed for traffic, for an unknown reason, the Harley Davidson collided into the right rear of the Dodge. 
The driver of the Harley Davidson lost control of his motorcycle and was ejected onto the number two lane where he was struck by the rear tires of a big rig/trailer. After the collision, the driver of the Dodge pulled over and gave a statement to responding CHP personnel but the driver of the big rig left the scene.  
The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Cosumnes Fire Department. The identity of the deceased will be handled by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office after next of kin is notified. 
This collision is under investigation and it is unknown at this time if alcohol/drugs were a factor. The South Sacramento Area CHP is asking for the public’s help identifying the driver and the location of the big rig/trailer. It is possible the driver of the big rig was not aware they were part of this collision. 
If you have any information, please contact Officer Jim Young at (916) 681-2300 or by email at

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