SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two people are dead after an overnight motorcycle crash in Sacramento.

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, Sacramento police officers responded to the Heritage Oaks Hospital parking lot located at 4250 Auburn Boulevard. Multiple callers reported a solo motorcycle crash with two riders involved.

When officers arrived, they found staff from the hospital performing lifesaving measures on one of the two adult victims, both of whom were unresponsive in the roadway. Officers took over performing CPR until paramedics arrived. Paramedics pronounced the victims deceased at the scene.

The Sacramento County Coroner has identified the male driver as Bobby Potts, 41 and the female passenger as Cathrin Nevin, 39, both of Olivehurst, California.

The preliminary information suggests that Potts, the driver, and Nevin, the rear passenger, were traveling eastbound on State Route 244 when Potts approached the intersection of Auburn Boulevard at an unsafe speed. Potts may have been unaware of the dead end of the highway which leads into the hospital parking lot. Potts, after recognizing the dead end, attempted to stop and locked up the brakes. The motorcycle slid across the intersection and into a tree in the hospital parking lot. Potts and Nevin were thrown from the motorcycle upon impact and received fatal injuries.

Detectives from the Sacramento Police Department’s Major Collision Investigative Unit (MCIU) responded to take over the investigation. It is unknown if the Potts was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The Sacramento Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this accident to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471.

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