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Auburn teen killed in motorcycle wreck

An Auburn teen was killed in a solo motorcycle accident in Loomis Thursday morning.

At 7:15 a.m., the California Highway Patrol responded to a collision on Taylor Road, east of Tumble Lane, in which a solo motorcyclist ran off the road and collided with a tree.

Joshua Lewis, 17, from Auburn, was riding his 1983 Yamaha motorcycle westbound on Taylor Road east of Tumble Lane when, for unknown reasons, he failed to negotiate the right hand curve.

Lewis traveled across the eastbound lane and onto the south side of the roadway, where his motorcycle struck a tree.

South Placer Fire was on scene and transported Lewis to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with major injuries, Lewis later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor in this collision.