Motorcyclist Killed Identified as Scotts Valley Man

The CHP believes 57-year-old Gary Jaehne was riding on Pescadero Creek Road in the Loma Mar area when he lost control of his motorcycle and went down a 50-foot embankment.

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    The road where Jaehne crashed is "one of the most remote locations in county," according to Ari Belay, battalion chief for the San Mateo County Fire Department.

    A motorcyclist who died after his vehicle went off a roadway in unincorporated San Mateo County has been identified as Gary Jaehne, 57, of Scotts Valley, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner.

    The California Highway Patrol says they believe Jaehne was riding east on Pescadero Creek Road in the Loma Mar area, west of Loma Mar Road, when he lost control of his motorcycle and went over the south side of the roadway, down a 50-foot embankment.

    Police responded to reports of a collision around 12:20 p.m.

    Because of the steep drop and remote location, it took rescue teams hours to rescue Jaehne, according to Ari Belay, battalion chief for the San Mateo County Fire Department.

    The road where Jaehne crashed is "one of the most remote locations in county," Belay said.

    Jaehne was alive when rescue teams reached him and was flown by helicopter to Stanford Hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries, Belay said.

    The CHP said the incident is under investigation, but it does not believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor.