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Motorcyclist Dies Near Little Sweden

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Sonora, CA — A motorcyclist was found dead near the Highway 108 Overlook Turnout just east of Little Sweden Saturday afternoon.

At 2:45 the Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department received a call regarding a parked motorcycle on fire with its driver running from the scene.

According to Lt. Dan Bressler of the Sheriff´s Department, deputies, Highway Patrol officers and fire personnel responded and discovered a middle aged male lying 75 feet from the motorcycle in the bushes dead of apparent head trauma. His description matches that of the motorcyclist.

The Sheriff´s Department has yet to release the victim´s identification pending notification of next of kin. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

Written by Bill Johnson