California Highway Patrol investigators are continuing to look into what caused a crash that left a Redding motorcyclist dead near Trinity Center last week. According to CHP reports, Ernie Glynn, 67, was found dead near the spot where his Harley Davidson motorcycle had gone off Highway 3 and crashed into a tree.
“Upon examination of the scene, there was no evidence on the roadway or shoulder of State Route 3 indicative of a crash or evasive maneuver by the rider prior to departing the roadway,” the report stated.
While investigating, CHP officers learned Glynn had been reported missing days before. On Oct. 2, Glynn’s family reported that he left for a motorcycle ride but had not arrived at his destination. Area CHP officers were on the lookout for him and an air search was conducted over his expected route, but he could not be found.
At about 3 p.m. on Oct. 7, a hunter traveling alongside Highway 3 noticed Glynn’s cycle through a gap in the brush near Strope Creek Road and called 911, summoning Trinity Center and Coffee Creek fire departments to the scene.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the CHP at 623-3832.