Man killed in crash near San Mateo County border was 24-year-old Santa Clara resident

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Two men, both of whom were motorcyclists, were killed in separate collisions in San Mateo County over the weekend, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A 24-year-old man who died when his motorcycle fell off a cliff along state Highway 35 near the border of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Saturday afternoon was identified Monday as Christopher Damron Jr.

Damron, a Santa Clara resident, was killed when his motorcycle left the highway about a mile south of Alpine Road at about 12:15 p.m. Saturday, according to the San Mateo County coroner”s office.

California Highway Patrol officials said Damron might have been going too fast as he negotiated a left curve there and lost control of the bike.

The bike left the road, went over the asphalt and gravel shoulder and down a 50-foot slope, hitting several trees on its way down, according to the CHP. Damron was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Sunday, a 45-year-old Mountain View man was killed after his motorcycle collided with a Honda CRV on northbound Highway 101 near Hillsdale Boulevard.

According to the CHP, both the driver of the Honda and the motorcyclist were traveling northbound just after 4 p.m. when they suddenly collided. The motorcyclist was flung from his Suzuki, and landed near the Hillsdale Boulevard offramp. He was taken to Stanford University Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash, according to CHP officers.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report. Contact Katie Nelson at 408-920-5006 and follow her at Twitter.com/katienelson210.

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