Fatal motorcycle accident on Purdon Road

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 1, 2018 – Yesterday at 12:55 am, the California Highway Patrol received a call of a solo motorcycle collision that was a confirmed fatality. When units arrived at the scene at 1:14 am, they discovered that the rider identified as Mr. Gary Wallace, 69, a Nevada City resident, had been reported missing the previous day.

It is unknown what time the collision occurred, but Mr. Wallace had been riding his 2001 Suzuki northbound on Lake Vera Purdon Road, near Rock Creek Lane. As Mr. Wallace approached a curve in the road, he allowed the Suzuki to travel off the roadway and down a steep embankment.

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Mr. Wallace sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. Mr. Wallace and the Suzuki were obscured from sight by dense vegetation in the area and was not discovered until around midnight on 6/30/18.

Alcohol and /or drugs were NOT a factor in this collision. This collision is still under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.