Big-rig driver in I-5 crash that killed Lodi mo­tor­cy­clist sought

Lodi News-Sentinel - - PAGE TWO -

The Cal­i­for­nia High­way Pa­trol con­tin­ues to seek a bi­grig driver in­volved in a col­li­sion last Satur­day that killed a mo­tor­cy­clist on In­ter­state 5 in Elk Grove.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent re­mains on­go­ing “and the driver of the big rig is still un­known,” CHP South Sacra­mento spokesman Of­fi­cer Jim Young said in an emailed state­ment Fri­day morn­ing.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened around 2:23 p.m., when a Har­ley David­son mo­tor­cy­cle col­lided with the rear of a Dodge pickup truck in the fast lane of north­bound I-5 near Elk Grove Boule­vard, CHP’s South Sacra­mento of­fice said in a news re­lease.

The crash ejected the mo­tor­cy­clist into the No. 2 lane of traf­fic, where he was run over by the rear tires of a trac­tor-trailer, ac­cord­ing to the CHP.

The vic­tim, iden­ti­fied this week by the coroner’s of­fice as 63-year-old An­thony “Tony” Silva Jr. of Lodi, was pro­nounced dead at the scene by fire per­son­nel.

The big rig failed to stop, though CHP’s news re­lease says the truck driver may have been un­aware of the col­li­sion.

The CHP con­tin­ues to ask the pub­lic for help iden­ti­fy­ing the driver and lo­ca­tion of the big rig.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on the hit-and-run in­ci­dent is urged to con­tact Young at 916-681-2300 or by email at jy­[email protected]

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