California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigators are trying to determine who was at fault in the accident.
CHP officer Pablo Torres said the motorcyclist was a 29-year-old resident of Holtville. His identity was not released.
The motorcyclist was riding a 2007 Kawasaki west on Evan Hewes highway, east of Highway 111. The truck, which was on its way to pick up a load of scrap metal, was driven by an unidentified 53-year-old resident of El Centro. It was traveling south on Parker Road and was attempting to turn west onto Evan Hewes Highway when the accident occurred.
Torres said the truck pulled out in front of the motorcyclist. Skid marks on the road indicate that the Kawasaki skidded almost 40 feet before crashing into the driver’s side of the tractor-trailer. CHP officers at the scene did not have an estimate of the motorcycle’s rate of speed at the time of the collision.
The motorcyclist died at the scene.
Torres did not specifically state that the truck driver was at fault, but he did state that all motorists traveling on highways have the right-of-way.
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