Motorcyclist knocked off bike, killed by big-rig in Sunnyvale

January 22, 2014 9:17:21 PM PST
A motorcyclist was killed after being knocked off their bike and run over by a big-rig in Sunnyvale Wednesday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The three-car collision was reported at about 6:15 p.m. on southbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of the Lawrence Expressway, the CHP said.

The motorcyclist was involved in a crash with a white pickup truck and then after being knocked off the bike was run over by a UPS big-rig, the CHP said.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

All lanes of the highway were blocked due to the collision, causing a major traffic backup.