The man who was killed after crashing his motorcycle into a small tree on Pacific Heights Road yesterday morning has been identified as 28-year-old Timothy Saum of Oroville. At this time CHP has not yet indicated if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the fatal crash which remains under investigation.
Just after 1 a.m. Monday morning Saum was driving north on Pacific Heights Road at an unknown rate of speed when for reasons yet to be determined Saum allowed his motorcycle to drive off the eastern edge of the road onto the shoulder, eventually colliding with a small tree. Saum was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries.
CHP indicated he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.