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Victim of fatal motorcycle crash identified

Authorities have released the identity of the man killed in a motorcycle crash in rural Sedgwick County early Sunday morning.

Jessie Tafoya, 20, of rural Clearwater, died after he lost control of his motorcycle at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday near Clearwater, Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. David Mattingly said.

Tafoya was traveling east on 103rd Street South when he drove off the roadway into a ditch near 183rd Street West and was thrown off the motorcycle.

Mattingly said he did not know whether Tafoya was wearing a helmet.

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