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Turlock man dies after motorcycle crash in Sonora

An autopsy will be performed today on a Turlock man who died Monday in a motorcycle accident on Highway 120 near Sonora.

At about 2 p.m., Mike Mitchell, 60, was driving his Harley-Davidson motorcycle east on Highway 120 near Grizzly Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Traveling at about 25 mph, Mitchell lost control of his motorcycle for unknown reasons while trying to negotiate a curve.

He was tossed off the motorcycle and hit the ground, resulting in major head trauma, according to the CHP.

Mitchell was air-lifted to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, where he died of his injuries.

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