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Motorcyclist killed in crash identified

Dan McDonald
Staff Writer
7/17/2012

A motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on Highway 49 near Yuba Pass on Sunday has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as Mike Casselberry, 41, of Nevada City.

Casselberry, who was reported missing Sunday night after he failed to arrive in Sierra City, was found dead Monday morning.

Sierra County Search and Rescue personnel discovered Casselberry’s body and the wreckage of his Harley Davidson near Yuba Pass on Highway 49 about 9 a.m.

According to published reports, Casselberry and his father were on a motorcycle ride when they became separated.

Casselberry’s family and friends reportedly launched a search that was led by the Sierra County Sheriff’s Department.

The CHP reported that Casselberry failed to negotiate a curve and veered off the road.

Casselberry went over an embankment and hit a tree before colliding with large boulders about 33 feet below the roadway.

 

 

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