A motorcyclist was found dead in the yard a vacant house this morning on Florin Road.
The California Highway Patrol said that at 7:15 a.m. today a passing motorist reported what he thought was a body in a yard at 9230 Florin Road. The home is being renovated and is not occupied.
Fire department personnel declared the man dead about 15 minutes later.
A CHP investigation indicates that the 30-year-Sacramento County man was riding his Harley Davidson westbound on Florin Road when for unknown reasons the motorcycle crossed the eastbound lane and left the roadway.
The motorcycle hit a barbed wire fence, throwing the rider into the front yard. It is not known exactly when the accident occurred, but the CHP said it probably happened last night or early this morning.
The name of the motorcyclist has not been released.