A California motorcyclist was killed after going over the edge of Highway 395 near Conway Summit in Mono County on Memorial Day.
The California Highway Patrol responded around 8:51 a.m. to the collision 10 miles south of Bridgeport.
A 76-year-old Norco, Calif., man was found conscious but seriously injured. An air ambulance was called for, but the rider stopped breathing. Mono County Sheriff’s deputies conducted CPR until Bridgeport Fire Department medics arrived and took over.
Care Flight landed at 9:40 a.m., but the man could not be revived.
Several witnesses stopped and were interviewed. No other vehicles were involved, and the rider did not appear to be impaired.
The man’s identity has been withheld pending notification of his family.
While there were collisions in Douglas County around the Memorial Day weekend, there was no report of a fatality.
One person was transported for treatment from a collision north of Minden around 2:30 p.m. Friday that snarled traffic for around an hour. Not long before that there was a collision on the highway south of Riverview.
A person refused treatment in a single vehicle rollover near Spring Valley around 4:45 p.m. Monday.
The first five months of 2023 have seen a single fatality — 85-year-old Gardnerville resident Joyce Chambers — who was a passenger in a vehicle that rolled over near Service Drive on March 6.
By this time in 2022, there were five fatalities on the roads, starting with the April 23, 2022, wrong-way collision that killed Airman 1st Class Fallon Montanucci as she and her sister were driving home on Highway 395.