A 59-year-old Turlock motorcyclist died Sunday afternoon in a crash with a Mercedes sedan at the 108-120 Yosemite Junction outside Chinese Camp, California Highway Patrol staff at the agency’s Sonora-area office said Monday.

The CHP said the crash happened about 4:05 p.m. when Ruben Prusso, of Turlock, was riding a 2013 Softail Harley-Davidson street motorcycle east on Highway 108 west of Highway 120 in the No. 2 lane at a high rate of speed, when the driver of a 1994 Mercedes-Benz 420 sedan in front of the motorcyclist slowed for a red traffic light she was approaching.

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