MERCED - A man died Friday when he lost control of his motorcycle going around a bend on West North Bear Creek Drive, police said.
According to a police report, an unidentified man, approximately 46 years old, lost control of his motorcycle around the 1500 block of West North Bear Creek Drive and ran into a tree.
A citizen called in the accident just before 3:30 p.m.
When officers arrived, the man was lying next to the bike, still wearing a helmet.
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After checking the area, officers determined there was no passenger on the motorcycle.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family can be notified.
The Merced Police Department Traffic Division has requested information from anyone who witnessed the accident. Witnesses should contact Officer Jeff Christensen at 209 385-4739, or the Merced Police Department Tip Line at (209) 385-4725.