Hemet Motorcyclist ID’d As Victim Of Tuesday Night Head-On Crash


The rider of a 2024 Kawasaki drifted over the double yellow lines, into oncoming traffic when the fatal crash occurred.

HEMET, CA — A 35-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he collided head-on with a pickup south of Hemet, authorities said Wednesday.

Casey Fryer of Hemet was fatally injured at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on Fairview Avenue, just north of Bautista Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officer Jonathan Torres said Fryer was riding a 2024 Kawasaki northbound on Fairview at an unconfirmed speed when he inexplicably drifted over the double yellow lines, into oncoming traffic.

“The driver of a Dodge Ram pickup was going southbound and observed the Kawasaki,” Torres told City News Service. “He attempted to take evasive action by turning to the right, but was unable to avoid the crash.”

Fryer’s bike slammed into the pickup, hurling him onto the roadway, resulting in catastrophic injuries.

Riverside County Fire Department paramedics reached the location before 8 p.m. and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The pickup driver, identified only as a 37-year-old Hemet man, was not hurt. He was questioned by CHP officers and allowed to leave.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information was asked to contact the CHP San Gorgonio office at 951-846-5300.


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