A man who crashed his motorcycle north of Columbia this afternoon was pronounced dead at Sonora Regional Medical Center.
CHP and emergency responders work at the scene of a motorcycle accident on the Tuolumne County side of the Parrotts Ferry Bridge on Friday afternoon. Maggie Beck/The Union Democrat
No details about the man's identity were released.
According to California Highway Patrol, he and a friend, who was on another motorcycle, were northbound on Parrotts Ferry Road around 1:45 p.m.
The injured man came to a curve in the road just before Parrotts Ferry Bridge and crossed the double yellow lines, the CHP said.
He traveled into the southbound shoulder, collided with a guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle, the CHP said.
He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.