A motorcyclist is dead following an accident in Santa Margarita on Wednesday morning.
The CHP reported that at about 10:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of an injury crash on Huer Huero Road about 3 miles south of Highway 58.
When they arrived, they found the unidentified motorcyclist, who was riding a 1993 Harley-Davidson without a helmet, was traveling north at about 50 mph when he attempted to pass a vehicle and lost control of his bike.
The 56-year old motorcyclist, who has not been identified pending notification of family, was ejected and suffered fatal head injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Alcohol or drugs are not suspected to have played a role in the crash, the CHP said.