A lone motorcyclist died when she traveled off Salmon Falls Road and hit a utility pole on Sunday afternoon.
The 52-year-old woman from Auburn was driving her 2007 BMW motorcycle northbound on Salmon Falls Road north of Pilot View Road in El Dorado County at an unknown speed around 3:45 p.m.
The motorcycle left the roadway, struck a telephone pole and the woman was thrown from the bike.
The victim, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The California Highway Patrol said there were no witnesses to the accident.