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Motorcyclist killed in Del Paso Heights area identified

A motorcyclist who died Wednesday night after crashing into a car in the Del Paso Heights area has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as 35-year-old Steven Darnell Smith of Sacramento.

About 8:30 p.m., Smith was southbound on Norwood Avenue near South Avenue. A female motorist was turning onto Norwood Avenue from South Avenue as the motorcyclist collided with the driver’s side, said Linda Matthew, Sacramento police spokeswoman.

When officers arrived, they found Smith dead. The female driver was still on scene and was taken to a local hospital for moderate injuries, Matthew said.

An investigation will determine if drugs or alcohol were involved.

Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @Jess_Hice