FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Two Clovis men died Saturday in separate vehicle crashes in Fresno County, according to Fresno CHP officials.
Just before 3:00 p.m., officers responded to calls of a collision involving a solo vehicle near Auberry Road west of Summit Mountain Road.
Authorities say a 44-year-old man from Clovis was riding a westbound motorcycle on Auberry Road at an unknown speed when he crossed the eastbound lane while trying to “negotiate” a slight right curve.
Officials said the man ended up on the dirt shoulder of the road and collided with a metal pavement marker and a metal guardrail.
Officers say the man was later ejected from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene.
CHP officials say the second crash happened around 8:30 p.m. near Highway 168, east of Auberry Road.
Officers responded to the scene and said a 21-year-old man from Clovis was driving westbound on Route 168 in a Toyota MR2 when the collision occurred.
According to authorities, the driver of the MR2 lost control of the vehicle after crossing a ridge in the roadway.
Officials say the MR2 then sped off and entered the eastbound lane, crashing into a van traveling in that direction.
According to CHP officers, the driver of the MR2 was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say the driver of the pickup truck said he was not injured in the collision.
Authorities say alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in either crash and both incidents are currently under investigation.