Bay City News Service
A motorcyclist who was killed when he crashed into a box truck on state Highway 4 near Pittsburg on Wednesday has been identified as a 44-year-old Concord man, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The motorcyclist, whose name has not yet been released, was heading east on Highway 4 just east of the San Marco Boulevard exit around 1:25 p.m. Wednesday when the crash happened, CHP Officer John Fransen said.
Multiple witnesses told CHP officers that the motorcyclist had been speeding in a left lane when, for unknown reasons, he merged into one of the slow lanes, crashed into the back of a box truck and was impaled by a part of the truck, Fransen said.
The driver of the truck, which is used by a senior meal delivery service, heard a loud noise when the crash happened, and pulled over to discover the motorcyclist still on the back of the truck, the officer said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was uninjured, but "he was obviously distraught," Fransen said. He was not arrested or cited.
It has not yet been determined whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the collision, which is under investigation.
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