A man died in a motorcycle crash on the overpass between U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 85 in Mountain View early Saturday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP's Golden Gate Communications Center was alerted to a pedestrian on a lane on southbound Highway 101 near Highway 85 around 2 a.m., the CHP said in a press release. The pedestrian had a helmet on, but no motorcycles were reported in the area.
Officers who responded to the scene found a motorcycle crashed on the northbound Highway 85 flyover that connects to northbound Highway 101. They came across a red Kawasaki motorcycle below the overpass, the CHP said.
A preliminary investigation indicates the motorcyclist lost control and hit a concrete barrier. The impact of the crash ejected him from the motorcycle and he landed on a lane of Highway 101. The man, a 36-year-old San Jose resident, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders, according to the CHP. His name was not available for public release as of Saturday afternoon, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner-coroner's office.
The fatal crashed closed three lanes until 4 a.m.,
Investigators are looking into whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the CHP's Redwood City area office at 650-369-6261.