A Fairfield man was found on the road about 6 p.m. Sunday near Rio Vista, where he had evidently been laying dead for hours following a motorcycle crash, California Highway Patrol officials said Monday.
Jason F. Maciel, 32, was spotted, along with his wrecked 2003 Yamaha motorcycle, by a passing motorist on Montezuma Hills Road near Anderson Road, CHP officials said. Fire and medical personnel determined Maciel was deceased and had been for several hours, they said.
An investigation at the scene determined that Maciel had been riding westbound on Montezuma Road when, for undetermined reasons, he crossed the eastbound lane, left the roadway and entered the soft dirt and grass shoulder south of the roadway.
"The motorcycle flipped at least once with enough energy to snap the front forks and handlebars from the frame of the motorcycle," they said. "Maciel was thrown from the motorcycle onto the dirt shoulder, suffering fatal injuries."
He had been wearing a helmet.
An officer interviewed family members, who said Maciel had left Rio Vista's Sandy Beach Park on Saturday evening and was on his way home to Fairfield. Officers will follow up with individuals who were at the park to determine what time Maciel may have left and whether drugs or alcohol may have contributed to the crash.
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