SACRAMENTO, CA - A motorcyclist was involved in a fatal accident Friday night on the Truxel Road overpass of Interstate 80.
According to Sergeant Andrew Pettit with the Sacramento Police Department, 23-year-old Anthony M Fairamitani was traveling southbound on Truxel when he lost control of the motorcycle and crossed over the median. He was then thrown from the bike into oncoming traffic and struck by a pickup truck.
Pettit said witnesses began to administer aid to Fairamitani, who was unresponsive. When emergency crews arrived they attempted to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful. Fairamitani was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the pickup truck stopped immediately and remained on the scene. Pettit said that neither alcohol nor the speed of the vehicles appear to be factors in the collision.
Fairamitani was wearing a full-faced helmet at the time.
The Sacramento Police Department urges any witnesses to the accident to contact investigators at (916) 264-5471.