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Motorcyclist killed in Turlock collision on Highway 99

A Twain Harte man was killed Tuesday morning when his motorcycle went off the highway in Turlock and struck a barbed wire fence, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The name of the deceased has not been released, pending next of kin notification. He was 65 years old and from Twain Harte.

The man was driving a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound in the middle lane of Highway 99 around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The motorcyclist was approaching the Lander Avenue off-ramp when he suddenly allowed his motorcycle to veer into the right lane and then off the road, according to the CHP.

The motorcycle continued into a dirt and grass area, before striking a barbed wire fence. The impact with the fence ejected the man off the motorcycle. He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The man was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

The CHP said no other vehicle was involved in the crash.

It’s unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were factors in the incident.

The collision remains under investigation.