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Lake Elsinore Motorcyclist Killed In SR-74 Crash: CHP Report


PERRIS, CA — A Lake Elsinore man died Thursday night on state Route 74 after an SUV pulled in front him, triggering a crash, according to a preliminary report from the California Highway Patrol.

At approximately 9:17 p.m., the 44-year-old motorcyclist was riding westbound on SR-74 on a Honda CBF nearing Betty Road in unincorporated Perris. He was traveling at an undetermined speed and did not have a signal or stop sign.

A 52-year-old Hesperia woman behind the wheel of a Toyota Highlander was on Betty Road nearing SR-74. She had a stop sign at the T intersection and complied, but apparently did not see the motorcyclist and pulled in front of him, the CHP reported.

The man could not stop his bike in time and crashed into the SUV. He was ejected and died at the scene. He was wearing a helmet, according to the CHP.

The man’s identity is pending notification of next of kin.

The woman and her 53-year-old male passenger were not injured, the CHP reported.

Alcohol and/or drugs are not suspected to be crash factors, and there were no arrests, but charges “may be pending” as the investigation progresses, CHP Officer Mike Lassig said.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the CHP, Temecula Area office at 951-466-4300.



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