By Christopher Baker

MODESTO (CBS13) — A motorcycle rider has died after a crash near Modesto on Tuesday morning.

California Highway Patrol says, just before 7 a.m., a motorcycle was involved in a crash with a sedan and a tractor-trailer along northbound Highway 99, just north of Pelandale Avenue.

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First responders found the motorcycle rider in the number 3 lane suffering from major injuries. He was soon pronounced dead at the scene.

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Investigators believe the sedan and motorcycle collided, causing the rider to be ejected. The rider was then struck by the tractor-trailer.

Neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the crash, CHP says.

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The name of the motorcycle rider has not been released, but he has been identified as a 29-year-old Hughson resident.