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Two from Sacramento killed in motorcycle crash near Wheatland, CHP says

A motorcycle rider and passenger from Sacramento were killed in a collision Wednesday afternoon near Wheatland, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. at Plumas Arboga and Forty Mile roads, where a 2004 Harley Davidson collided with a 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck, the CHP’s Yuba-Sutter office said in a news release.

The pickup driver reported he stopped at the stop sign while heading westbound on Forty Mile Road and looked both ways but did not see any oncoming vehicles, according to the news release.

As the driver pulled into the intersection, he then saw the Harley Davidson approaching from the northbound direction on Plumas Arboga Road, CHP officials said.

The motorcycle, traveling at unknown speed, braked and tried to veer around the Chevrolet but could not avoid the truck.

The motorcyclist and passenger, described in the CHP collision report as a 66-year-old man and 50-year-old

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Florida officer killed in motorcycle crash laid to rest

Corrections Captain Mark Elam, an 18-year employee with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, was killed in a crash Thursday while riding his motorcycle to work.

SAN MATEO, Fla. — (Note: The video above was first published April 8.)

A Putnam County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer who died in a motorcycle crash last week has been laid to rest.

Corrections Captain Mark Elam, an 18-year employee with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, was riding his motorcycle to work on Thursday when he collided with a van in the San Mateo area, the sheriff’s office said.

A celebration of Elam’s life took place Monday at 4 p.m. at Conventry Oaks Farm in Palatka. As a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, the USMC and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office rendered military honors.

A motorcade procession escorted Elam to the funeral, including officers from Palatka Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, St. Johns County Sheriff’s

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Motorcycle operator killed in Ludlow after bike hits pole, catches fire

LUDLOW — A motorcycle operator was killed after crashing into a utility pole Saturday night.

The bike burst into flames after the collision that occurred at about 10:20 p.m. on Miller Street near the intersection of Maria’s Way, Police Chief Daniel Valadas said.

When Ludlow Police responded to multiple reports of the crash, they found the bike engulfed in flames. Some officers immediately provided first aid to the operator while others worked to extinguish the flames, he said.

“I would like to commend all responding officers for their efforts at the scene of the crash, especially the off-duty Pelham Police Officer who assisted us,” Valadas said. “The first responding officers performed exemplary service by desperately trying to aid the operator. This was an extremely delicate situation as our officers had the added danger of working around potentially live wires and they did a great job in their response efforts.”

Ludlow

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Motorcyclist trying to ‘beat the red light’ killed in crash, Raleigh police say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Tuesday in Raleigh after, according to police, he “sped up to try and beat the red light” at an intersection and slammed into a car.

The crash occurred just after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Falls of Neuse and Honeycutt roads, police said.

Angelo Buliro, of Raleigh, was traveling westbound on Falls of Neuse Road on his Suzuki motorcycle when he accelerated through an intersection in an attempt to “beat the red light” and slammed into a Kia sedan, according to a Raleigh Police Department crash report.

The report shows that Buliro crashed into a

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