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Sacramento man identified in Madison Avenue motorcycle crash

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a motorcyclist who died Wednesday in a crash on Madison Avenue in Carmichael.

He was identified as Stephen C. Lopes, 39, of Sacramento.

Lopes was riding east on Madison, east of Rutland Drive, at high speed about 2:30 p.m., according to a California Highway Patrol news release. Lopes lost control as he made a right turn and struck the raised center divider.

The motorcycle continued out of control and Lopes struck a tree in the median. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews