A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday following a crash on state
Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP has not released the identity of the victim, a 47-year-old
San Jose resident.
The CHP said the motorcyclist was traveling south on state Highway
1 north of Morrissey Boulevard around 4 p.m. when he struck a slowing pickup
truck from behind.
Investigators said the driver of the pickup began to slow due to
heavy traffic when the motorcyclist ran into the rear of the truck and was
thrown from his motorcycle.
The collision is still under investigation, but the CHP said
alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
Two lanes of southbound state Highway 1 were closed for longer
than an hour following the crash.