Big rig driver flees after killing motor­cyclist

A big-rig driver fled the scene after striking and killing a motorcyclist on a highway in Fremont Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported on eastbound state Highway 262, also called Mission Boulevard, just off of Interstate Highway 880 near Kato Road at 1:18 p.m., CHP officials said.

The driver of a truck pulling a chrome double tanker trailer hit the motorcyclist and then drove away from the collision scene, according to the CHP. The motorcyclist was later pronounced dead.

CHP officers and Fremont police are still looking for the driver of the big-rig. The on- and off-ramps from Mission Boulevard to I-880 are closed for the investigation this afternoon, CHP officials said.