Gridley man dies in motorcycle crash

OROVILLE, Calif. - A Gridley man is dead after crashing the motorcycle he was riding into a pickup truck on Cherokee Road near Highway 70 Friday night.

The CHP said the crash was reported just before 7 p.m. after the unidentified man crashed the stolen motorcycle while rounding a bend in the road.

According to the CHP the man was riding northbound on Cherokee Road at an unsafe speed when he was unable to negotiate a turn and slid the bike under an oncoming pickup.

The man became lodged under the truck and died at the scene.

A helmet was found nearby but it's unknown whether he was wearing it at the time of the crash. 

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