A motorcyclist died when he crashed Sunday afternoon near Platina. 51-year-old Kevin Burgess of Fremont was riding a Ducati eastbound on Highway 36 just west of Harrison Gulch when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road. The motorcycle drifted off the pavement and onto a wide dirt area. Burgess could not regain control and he went over a steep embankment and collided with a tree. The CHP does not suspect alcohol.