A California Highway Patrol spokesman said shortly before 9 a.m., officers responded to a report of a collision between a motorcycle and dump truck on northbound Highway 101 just north of Ellis Street, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.
Motorcycle & Big Rig collided before Moffet Blvd in Mtn. View. CHP expects investigation to take 2-3 more hours. pic.twitter.com/VkJk9TFc1U— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) August 6, 2015
The man was driving a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene, Montiel said.
The truck driver was not injured and was cooperative with investigators, Montiel said.
Tragic morning on 101 in Mtn. View. Motorcyclist killed & commuters forced to drive past body as CHP investigates. pic.twitter.com/JrShUDucaH— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) August 6, 2015
A Sig-alert was issued at 9:13 a.m. because of the closure of three northbound lanes north of Ellis Street, according to the CHP.
The lanes reopened shortly after 11:30 a.m., CHP officials said.
The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office responded to the scene and took custody of the body, according to the CHP.
Any witnesses to the collision are asked to call CHP Officer Moises Escoto at (650) 369-6261.