A 19-year-old Coarsegold man died Thursday night after he lost control of his motorcycle while driving near his hometown, the CHP said.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office identified the man Monday as Robert Beau Badaloni-Mecchi.
The CHP reported that the man was driving very fast on northbound Highway 41 in Coarsegold around 7:30 p.m. when he attempted to pass another vehicle and turn left onto Coyote Hallow Lane. He lost control of his motorcycle and collided with an oak tree.
The driver was ejected from his motorcycle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said.