Motorcyclist killed after losing control |

Motorcyclist killed after losing control

A 40-year-old Gardnerville man was killed Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle and slid into a parked car.

California Highway Patrol officers said Oliver James Aceves was traveling east on U.S. Highway 50 in between Twin Bridges and Camp Sacramento when he failed to negotiate the curve at Rock Crusher. Around 4:10 p.m., Aceves drifted onto the dirt shoulder and hit a Ford pickup that was parked in the curve. Aceves was transported by ambulance to Echo Summit for an airlift to Washoe Medical Center, but died before reaching the helicopter, police said.

South Lake Tahoe resident Steve Mays was traveling west around the curve at the time of Aceves’ crash.

“It happened right beside us. He was going way too fast,” Mays said about the motorcyclist. “He corrected twice before going off the road. When he hit the dirt it was all over.”

Aceves death is the first fatal vehicle accident of the year for El Dorado County’s section of the lake, a CHP officer said.

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