Motorcyclist killed in Butte County

Mar 15, 2014 12:03 AM

A man was killed in Butte County Friday night after crashing his motorcycle near Highway 70. The accident happened a little after 7 p.m. on Cherokee road just south of Highway 70.

According to CHP investigators the motorcyclist was riding toward Highway 70 when he lost control on a curve and immediately slid beneath an on-coming pickup truck. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. A helmet was found on the ground but it's not clear if the motorcyclist had been wearing it. The name of the victim has not been released.


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