UPDATE: The rider of the motorcycle killed in the collision has been identified by the Humboldt County Corner’s Office as 25-year-old Steven Forrest Johnson of Loleta. Johnson had been reported missing to Rio Dell Police Department on Saturday around 6 p.m.

PREVIOUSLY: From a California Highway Patrol press release:

Today at approximately 11:45 a.m., Humboldt Area CHP was notified by a Caltrans survey crew of a motorcycle and rider located off the edge of the road on SR-36, near Mile Post Marker 10.7, east of Fox Creek Road. Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and determined the rider of the motorcycle had been deceased for several days.

The CHP Humboldt Area Office is investigating this collision and asks anyone with information to contact the Humboldt Area CHP Office at 707-822-5981 or send an email to

Identification of the rider of the motorcycle is pending positive identification and subsequent notification of next of kin.

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