The man is identified as 47-year-old Charles Alan Raffield of Santa Margarita. Raffield died Sunday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle.
CHP says around 3 p.m., he was driving his motorcycle on Pozo Road, south of Las Pilitas Road. They say Raffield failed to make a sweeping left-hand curve, causing the motorcycle to leave the road. Raffield then lost control and was thrown off the motorcycle.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is pending. The Sheriff's Office is conducting the death investigation. The CHP is conducting the accident investigation.