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* Jeremy Nickel of Santa Rosa identified as fatal motorcycle victim in crash on Windsor River Road

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The Sonoma County coroner’s office has identified the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident west of Windsor Tuesday evening as 21-year-old Jeremy Robert Nickel of Santa Rosa.The California Highway Patrol investigators believe alcohol was likely a factor in the 7:20 p.m. crash on Windsor River Road, west of Kensington Lane. Nickel lost control while negotiating a curve in the road and his 2001 Honda CBR 900 motorcycle drove off the edge of the road and down an embankment, according to the CHP.Nickel was thrown from his bike and emergency responders found him face down on the road’s shoulder, the CHP said.Nickel died at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital at 9:28 p.m., according to the coroner’s office.

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