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Turlock motorcyclist in fatal wreck identified
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The man killed in a motorcycle collision with a tractor-trailer truck Friday morning on W. Main Street in Turlock has been identified as Nicholas Hays, 34, of Turlock.

The collision happened at 8:56 a.m. Friday in the 4000 block of W. Main Street.

Hays was driving a motorcycle on W. Main Street at a high rate of speed when he collided with the back of a tractor-trailer, according to the Turlock Police Department.

Hays sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer remained on scene and is cooperating with this investigation. He was not injured.

The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone with information call Traffic Officer Michael Simbalenko at (209) 668-6523. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at