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A 46-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Fullerton Tuesday.

Fullerton Police Department officers were called about 11:40 a.m. to the 2200 block of East Orangethorpe Avenue, near the Orange (57) Freeway, on reports of the collision and found the man lying in the street with “significant, life-threatening injuries,” according to Capt. Jon Radus, the department’s public information officer.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the second vehicle — a 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck — that was involved in the collision was located in a nearby parking lot and cooperated with the investigation into the collision.

Police determined the motorcyclist was riding his 2004 Honda motorcycle southbound on East Orangethorpe Avenue “at a high rate of speed” when he struck the rear passenger side of the Maverick as the truck was turning into the parking lot. It was not immediately known if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the collision.

Anyone with information on the crash was asked to call Fullerton Police Department accident investigator J. Feaster at 714-738-6812.

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