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Paso woman dies in accident

A 21-year-old Paso Robles woman died Friday in a motorcycle accident on Nacimiento Lake Drive, the California Highway patrol reported.

Sarah Ward was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by Noe S. Blanco, 21, of Ontario. They were traveling southbound on Nacimiento Lake Drive at about 35 miles per hour, when Blanco crossed the 1987 BMW motorcycle into the opposing lane directly in front of an oncoming flatbed truck, according to CHP.

Ricardo R. Baca, 57 of Salinas, was driving the truck and tried unsuccessfully to swerve right and avoid hitting the motorcycle, CHP reported. Noe sustained major injuries and was taken to Twin Cities Hospital.

Baca sustained minor injuries and sought medical help on his own.

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