Motorcyclist Dies in Suspected DUI Crash

SF Chronicle reports that a motorcyclist has died after a chain reaction crash along Interstate 80 / U.S. Highway 101 Interchange in San Francisco early Tuesday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash happened at approximately 3:30 a.m. when a motorcyclist swerved to miss a disabled Nissan sedan along the ramp of the interchange.

The rider struck a concrete wall and was ejected off of his motorcycle over the railing, projecting him down some 50 feet onto the roof of a Honda sedan that was traveling in the freeway lanes below the overpass.

The Honda slowed to a stop and was rear-ended by a Subaru Forester.

Emergency crews pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene. Authorities have not released their identity pending notification of family members.

During the investigation, California Highway Patrol officers believe that both the driver of the disabled Nissan and the driver of the Forrester could be facing possible charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. 

The driver of the Honda suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. They will not face any charges related to the incident.

The accident is still currently under investigation.

The CHP asks anyone with any further information or who may have witnessed the crash to contact their San Francisco Office at (415) 557-1094.

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