BASS LAKE – A crash on Beasore Road claimed the life of a young mountain area man this morning when his motorcycle hit a tree.
Just after 8:30 a.m., CHP and EMS responded to reports of a motorcycle accident just east of Forest Road 5S27 above Bass Lake about a mile from Jones Store.
According to CHP, the man, age 22, was taking turns with friends riding the bike – a 2016 Kawasaki KX250F, which was not street-legal.
When the friends did not hear the sound of the engine for a while, they reportedly went to investigate and found the victim at the scene of the crash. He had apparently been westbound on Beasore Road attempting to negotiate a turn and hit a tree. He was not wearing a helmet, according to CHP.
A Forest Service crew in the area stopped to assist and Sheriff’s deputies also responded, however the rider had sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
UPDATE July 23 – The victim in this crash has been identifies as Samual Lee Krucki, 22, of Coarsegold.