CONTRA COSTA COUNTY -- A motorcyclist was killed in unincorporated Contra Costa County Monday after crashing off the side of Franklin Canyon Road near Martinez, officials said.
The driver of the motorcycle, who has not been identified, was reported down in the bike lane about 5:17 p.m. on Franklin Canyon Road at Cummings Skyway, California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said. Crews arrived and were unable to revive the motorist, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, Van Eckhardt said, and it was not immediately known what caused the motorcyclist to crash.
An investigation into the fatal crash is ongoing, but no road closures have been reported in the area. Check back for updates.