CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. – Two visitors to Lake County died Saturday evening when the motorcycle on which they were traveling hit a guard rail on Highway 20.
The wreck occurred at 6:25 p.m. on Highway 20 west of New Long Valley Road, the California Highway Patrol said in a Saturday night report.
The CHP did not release the names of the 62-year-old man and the 60-year-old woman, both from Rio Linda, who were killed in the crash, pending notification of kin.
The CHP’s preliminary report said the male driver was traveling at an unsafe speed west on Highway 20 when he allowed his 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle to veer across the eastbound lane, hitting a steel guard rail.
Both the driver and his passenger were thrown from the motorcycle into the guard rail before coming to rest on the south shoulder, the CHP said.
The man and the woman were both pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel, according to the CHP.
The CHP said both individuals were wearing helmets, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
The Saturday crash was the third fatal wreck on Lake County roadways this week, and the second involving a motorcycle.
A Clearlake man was killed when his motorcycle collided with two other vehicles west of the intersection of Highway 53 and 20 near Clearlake Oaks on Wednesday night, as Lake County News has reported.
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