A man in his 20s was killed early Saturday in a solo dirt bike crash in the foothills of Madera County.
California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, reported around 8:33 a.m. on Beasore Road and Road 274 near Bass Lake.
Sgt. Christopher Swanberg said the man was traveling westbound on Beasore Road on a Kawasaki KX250F motorcycle when he didn’t negotiate the turn properly and struck a tree.
The rider was not wearing a helmet and hit his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Swanberg said the dirt bike was not street legal and meant to be used only for off-roading.
The rider’s name has not been released, pending notification of family or next of kin.