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Motorcyclist killed in Watt Avenue collision identified

A motorcyclist who died in a Monday morning collision on Watt Avenue in the Arden Arcade area has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as 32-year-old Adam Calhoun of Sacramento.

Calhoun died when he lost control of his motorcycle and slid into the back of a vehicle that was making a U-turn, according to the California Highway Patrol

The crash was reported at 6:27 a.m. on Watt Avenue, south of Arden Way. A vehicle was making a U-turn from northbound Watt to southbound Watt at Hyde Way as a motorcycle was traveling southbound on Watt at 45 to 55 mph, according to the CHP.

The motorcyclist abruptly applied the brakes and lost control of the motorcycle, which turned onto its left side, the CHP reported. The rider hit the roadway and both the rider and the motorcycle slid into the back of the vehicle, which was completing the U-turn.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy