WATSONVILLE—A man died Friday around 12:45pm when he lost control of his motorcycle while exiting Highway 1 southbound at the Riverside exit.
California Highway patrol officer Israel Murillo said the motorcyclist shot off the pavement on the curve of the exit, plunged through a patch of ice plant and struck a eucalyptus tree.
The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, has not been identified pending notification of next of kin. The southbound exit from Highway 1 was closed just after 2pm to allow for an investigation.
The incident is still under investigation.