A motorcycle rider traveling too fast as he rode on rural Westside Road late Saturday afternoon lost control, crashed into a creek and died, the CHP said.

The 68-year-old Santa Rosa man was riding at a high speed when he missed a curve and his Harley Davidson left the pavement, according to a preliminary CHP investigation.

The bike headed straight into a creekbed and he was thrown, landing face down in the water.

People stopping to help pulled him from the water. The man was declared dead at the scene.

The crash occurred at about 6 p.m., north of Hozz Road.

His name wasn't released Saturday night pending notification of his family.

Along with CHP, Healdsburg firefighters and a Bell's ambulance crew responded.

Community Hanukkah celebrations

Wednesday

5 p.m. Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center celebration at Oakville Grocery Store, 124 Matheson St., Healdsburg.

6:15 p.m. Congregation Shomrei Torah “Night of Lights” potluck party at the Santa Rosa synagogue, 2600 Bennett Valley Road. Bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to share. Click here for more information.

Friday

5:30 p.m. Community Hanukkah celebration at B’nai Israel Jewish Center, 740 Western Ave., and potluck dinner in Petaluma. Click here for more information.

Saturday

5:30 p.m. Congregation Ner Shalom Hanukkah party and vegetarian potluck dinner, 85 La Plaza, in Cotati. Email shalom@sonic.net to RSVP. Click here for more information.

7 p.m. Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center celebration at the Sebastopol town plaza.

Sunday

10:30 a.m. Hanukkah story time at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma.

4 p.m. Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center celebration at Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa.

4:30 p.m. Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma’s “Chanukah at the River” celebration, 100 Petaluma Blvd. N., with a 9-foot menorah lighting, food, music, a raffle and more.

Monday

5 p.m. Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center celebration at Oliver’s Market, 546 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati.

Tuesday

5 p.m. Sonoma County Chabad Jewish Center celebration at Oliver’s Market, 560 Montecito Center, Santa Rosa.

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