At about 6 p.m. Sunday, Rodriguez was riding a 2012 Suzuki
motorcycle heading north in the second lane of Highway 101 north of the Dunne
Avenue exit, CHP officials said.
Rodriguez then entered the far left lane and collided with the
right side of a 2004 Nissan Titan pickup truck, which caused him and his
motorcycle to crash into the rear of a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup truck in the
second lane, according to the CHP.
The motorcycle continued to move until coming to rest on the right
shoulder of the highway, but Rodriguez had been ejected and began to tumble
in the second lane, where he was possibly struck by a tan-colored SUV,
according to the CHP.
The driver of the SUV, described as a heavy-set Hispanic man aged
35 to 40, drove away, CHP officials said.
Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene while the drivers of
the Nissan and GMC were not injured, according to the CHP, which is
continuing to investigate the crash.