Crash near Pilot Hill kills motorcyclist

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A motorcycle rider was killed in a crash on Salmon Falls Road just north of Pilot View Drive near Pilot Hill Sunday afternoon. The 52-year-old female, whose residence was given as Auburn, was not further identified pending notification of next of kin. The single-vehicle crash occurred about 3:45 p.m., according to Sgt. Gilbert Lee with the California Highway Patrol office in Placerville. “She went off the road, struck a telephone pole and ejected off the motorcycle,” Lee said. “She was pronounced dead at the scene.” The accident is still being investigated and there are no known witnesses, he said. “There are no indications right now of why she went off the road,” he said. Lee added that there is currently no indication that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. ~ Staff report