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Stirling City man dead after Harley hits guardrail on Skyway

The CHP is seeking any information about this crash and would like to speak to any witnesses.

Posted: Jan 17, 2021 11:17 AM

PARADISE, Calif. - A 69-year-old man from Stirling City died Saturday after the 2017 Harley Davidson Softail he was driving went off of an embankment and crashed into a guardrail on the Skyway east of Pentz Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) the cause of this collision is still being investigated. Officers said they do not yet know whether or not drugs or alcohol played a factor in the collision, which occurred approximately 7:20 p.m. on Saturday.

The CHP is seeking any information about this crash and would like to speak to any witnesses. You can call the Chico CHP office with information at (530) 332-2800.

The driver of the Harley has not been identified, except that he was 69 years old and was from Stirling City.

The CHP says the driver on the Harley was heading east on the Skyway when the collision with the guardrail occurred.

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