CHP

A man from Stockton died Saturday morning in a solo motorcycle accident on Highway 26 east of Sport Hill Road near Mokelumne Hill.

Patrick Rueda, 50, was found dead at the scene by officers from the California Highway Patrol’s San Andreas office who responded to a call at 11:38 a.m. Saturday about the accident.

The CHP reported that Rueda was riding a 2015 Honda CBR 1000 RR east on Highway 26 at an unknown speed when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, drove off onto the right shoulder and overturned.

Rueda was ejected from the motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries, the CHP stated in a news release on Monday.

The CHP said it was unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident, and a cause was still under investigation as of Monday.

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