Vehicle-motor cycle accident kills one in Lakeville

A 26 year-old Claremont man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a car in Lakeville Saturday, Jun 22 at approximately 6:14 p.m..

James Alan Batten II was thrown from the motorcycle that was traveling northbound on Cedar Avenue after a vehicle on 202nd Street made a left turn directly in the path of the motorcycle, according to Lakeville police.

Batten tried to stop, but crashed into the rear of the vehicle and landed on pavement, police said.

Lifesaving measures were unsuccessful, and Batten died at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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