An Wednesday fatal accident is under investigation.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, a 40-year-old man was riding a motorcycle eastbound on a private dirt road just west of Highway 111 near Beal Road, when he entered Highway 111 into the path of a big rig that was southbound on the state highway. The motorcycle rider sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer, 31-year-old Guadalupe Diaz-Espinoza of Tulare, was not injured. The crash remains under investigation. The Imperil County Coroner's Office responded to the scene. The victims identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.