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Ceres man dies after traffic accident

A Ceres man was killed in a traffic accident Sunday, police said.

Obed Albarron, 24, was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle east on Don Pedro Road near Mitchell Road when he struck a Ford Ranger pickup that was pulling away from the curb and into traffic, said Ceres Deputy Police Chief Mike Borges.

The accident happened about 1 p.m. in the 2800 block of Don Pedro.

Police said they don't know how fast Albarron was traveling. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 8 p.m., according to the Stanislaus County coroner's office.

Borges said based on the initial investigation, alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors. He said no one has been cited, but the accident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the accident should call police Sgt. Danny Vierra at 538-5723.

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