A motorcyclist was killed early Monday evening after he collided with a van in Ceres, authorities said.
Alden North, 28, of Modesto died in Monday’s crash, according to Stanislaus County coroner officials.
The wreck occurred at East Hatch and Stonum roads at about 6 p.m., according to Sgt. Jose Berber of the Ceres Police Department.
Berber said the driver of the van was at a stop sign and facing south on Stonum. The driver attempted to turn left on Hatch when, Berber said, he cut off the motorcyclist heading west on Hatch.
When officers arrived, they found the motorcyclist on the ground with major injuries. Officers rendered aid on North, who was later taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.
The driver of the van – the only person in that vehicle – was not injured, Berber said.
Hatch Road was shut down between Richland and Central avenues. That stretch of road was expected to be closed until at least 10 p.m. while authorities investigate.
We’ll have more on this story as information becomes available.
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