A Tuolumne County crash on Wednesday between a Turlock driver and a Ceres motorcyclist resulted in one fatality.
Joshua Cody Boykin, 45, of Ceres, was killed in the crash.
Boykin was on a Yamaha motorcycle westbound on Highway 120 around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, near O’Byrnes Ferry Road. The California Highway Patrol said Boykin moved into the eastbound lane to pass slower moving traffic. He had passed at least one vehicle and was continuing in the eastbound lane, when a westbound Chevy Tahoe Jeffery Smith, 25, of Turlock pulled into the lane. According to the CHP, Smith moved into the eastbound lane to pass a slower vehicle and struck Boykin.
The force sent the Yamaha up an embankment on the east side, where it became airborne. Boykin was thrown off and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Smith and his passenger, Anycze Munson, 24, of Turlock, were not injured in the collision.
The investigation into the collision is ongoing. At this time the CHP does not believe alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.