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Sonora, CA — 58 year old David Gerald Matney of Sonora has been identified by Tuolumne County sheriff´s deputies as the individual who died Saturday afternoon near a Little Sweden turnout.

According to witnesses, Matney ignited his motorcycle and then ran from the burning bike. He was found in the bushes some 75 feet away by deputies.

The Highway Patrol and fire personnel also responded to the call.

The initial cause of death was listed as head trauma.

Written by Bill Johnson