On March 19, 2009 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Kevin Alto, a 41 year old from Carmichael, was riding a purple 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle on southbound Orangerie Way north of Grant Avenue at an undetermined speed. As Alto attempted to negotiate a curve in the roadway, he lost control of his motorcycle and traveled towards the east road edge of Orangerie and overturned, ejecting Alto. Alto was transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center where he died from his injuries. Alto was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs are a contributing factor to this collision at this time. This collision is still under investigation.