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Calaveras Man Killed In Crash

Valley Springs, CA — The CHP is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash.

CHP Officer Rebecca Myers says the crash likely occurred sometime early Sunday morning. 29-year-old Michael Rankin of Valley Springs was riding a 2007 Suzuki on Hogan Dam Road, east of Silver Rapids Road. The motorcycle went off the road, and Rankin was ejected. The Suzuki came to a rest in a grassy area, south of Hogan Dam Road.

The accident was discovered by a passerby at around 7am Sunday morning, and Rankin was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving law enforcement.

Anyone with information on the crash should call the CHP Office at 209-754-3541.