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      Darren Frederick Morrell killed in Oakton motorcycle crash

      A motorcyclist died when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car in Oakton Tuesday, officials said.

      Darren Frederick Morrell, of Valentino Drive, was driving a 2005 Honda CBR sport bike east on White Granite Drive when he struck the left front wheel of a 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by an 85-year-old man attempting to turn left onto White Granite, according to a Fair Oaks Police District news release.

      The man was exiting a post office parking lot and apparently did not see the motorcycle before he turned in front, the release said.

      Morrell was ejected and hit the pavement. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

      No other injuries were reported and speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

      Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-8477.

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