Dead motorcyclist discovered in rural part of county

Unidentified 37-year-old motorcyclist discovered by farmworkers on Oct. 4 determined to have died on Oct. 1 in crash

TULARE COUNTY – Farm workers in the area of State Route 201 and Road 116 discovered a deceased motorcyclist last week.

According to a California Highway Patrol (CHP) collision report at approximately 9:40 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, officers from the Visalia Area Office responded to a call of a traffic collision on State Route 201 near Road 116, with medical personnel on scene. During the course of the investigation, it was determined a 37-year-old unidentified male was riding a 2014 Kawasaki, eastbound on State Route 201 near Road 116, at an unknown high rate of speed, when he lost control of the motorcycle, traversing a slightly elevated bridge.

The motorcycle veered off of the south roadway edge, overturning several times, ejecting the rider, resulting in fatal injuries. The motorcycle and rider were not visible from the roadway and were discovered by farm workers in the area at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4. Alcohol intoxication is not a factor and the rider was wearing a helmet.

Through follow-up, it was determined this crash occurred on Oct. 1, at approximately 11 a.m.

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