A Turlock man was arrested Sunday after an early-morning hit-and-run crash that killed a 55-year-old motorcyclist from Delhi.
The collision occurred shortly after 2 a.m., just south of Turlock. Edgardo Reynoso, 23, was driving a GMC at a high rate of speed south on Lander Avenue north of East Clausen Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol crash summary, Reynoso rear-ended the motorcyclist, who was thrown from his 2011 SPCN (which means special construction) bike and hit the roadway.
Two other drivers behind Reynoso were unable to avoid hitting the motorcyclist as he lay in the roadway. The cyclist, whose name has not been released pending notification of family, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Reynoso fled the scene and was later contacted and placed under arrest, according to the CHP. If has not been determined if alcohol or drugs factored in the crash.
The drivers of the second and third vehicles that struck the motorcyclist are a Turlock man and a Hilmar woman. Neither was injured.
Reynoso suffered minor injuries, the CHP said.
He faces charges of voluntary manslaughter and hit-and-run causing injury or death, according to Modesto are CHP spokesman Officer Thomas Olsen.