A Rancho Santa Margarita man was identified today as the motorcyclist killed in a traffic collision Wednesday afternoon on Highway 41 in Madera County.
Gary Stephen Maderios, 56, was southbound on the highway at 2:14 p.m. when a 2004 Nissan Titan pickup truck turned left from Avenue 15 into the path of Maderios' 2008 Harley Davidson, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Maderios did not have time to take evasive action and struck the side of the pickup, the CHP said. He was dead at the scene.
The pickup driver, Benjamin Bergquam, 27, of Clovis, received minor injuries. The collision is under investigation.