Nevada City man dies in solo motorcycle crash
July 1, 2018
A man reported missing on Friday was found dead early Saturday morning, the victim of a single-vehicle motorcycle crash, according to a release.
Nevada City's Gary Wallace, 69, was riding a 2001 Suzuki motorcycle on Lake Vera Purdon Road, south of Rock Creek Lane.
Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, the California Highway Patrol received a call of a solo motorcycle collision. When units arrived at the scene at 1:14 a.m., they discovered the rider identified as Wallace had been reported missing the previous day, the release stated.
It is unknown what time the collision occurred. Officers determined as Wallace approached a curve in the road, he allowed the Suzuki to travel off the road and down a steep embankment. Mr. Wallace sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision.
Wallace and the motorcycle were obscured from sight by dense vegetation in the area and was not discovered until early Saturday morning.
Alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor in this collision, the release stated. This collision is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.
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Source: California Highway Patrol