Motorcyclist dies in collision near River park, investigation closes busy intersection

A man in his 50s died Friday in a motorcycle accident near River Park Shopper Center, Fresno police said.

The accident happened at 4 p.m. near the intersection of Blackstone and Nees avenues.

The motorcyclist was westbound on Nees approaching Blackstone when he collided with an SUV who was turning north into a parking lot, Lt. Bill Dooley said.

First-responding officers preformed CPR on the motorcyclist but he was pronounced dead at the scene, Dooley said.

Nees Avenue east from Blackstone remained closed after 7 p.m. for the investigation, Dooley said; the SUV driver was cooperating with police.

Marilyn Castaneda: 559-441-6087, @MarilynCast98