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Fresno crash involving three vehicles kills motorcyclist, injures man, CHP says

A 32-year-old woman from Clovis died early Saturday morning in a motorcycle accident in Fresno.

The deadly crash happened around 12:05 a.m. on Ashlan and Highland avenues, according to a news release from the California Highway Patrol.

The woman, identified as Youa Xiong, was riding eastbound on Ashlan when for an unknown reason her 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle drifted onto the dirt shoulder. She lost control and was ejected from the motorcycle into the westbound lane.

A 2007 Toyota Camry driven by Abir Ballat, 57, of Clovis, was traveling westbound on Ashlan with a passenger. The Camry struck the motorcyclist.

Another motorcyclist was traveling behind Xiong. He quickly turned to avoid colliding with her, but was ejected from his bike.

He was identified as John Moua, 34, of Clovis. Moua suffered moderate injuries.

The driver and passenger of the Camry were not injured.

Marilyn Castaneda: 559-441-6087, @MarilynCast98

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