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UPDATE: 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Temecula Motorcycle Crash

The CHP has now confirmed the crash involved two motorcycles and one car.


A crash on southbound I-15 this morning in Temecula resulted in one dead and one injured, the California Highway Patrol is now reporting.

The CHP has now confirmed the crash involved two motorcycles and one car.

According to the updated CHP report, a 52-year-old man riding a burgundy 2006 Yamaha Venturo motorcycle was traveling south on I-15, between the #1 and #2 lanes, at approximately 40 mph. When traffic ahead slowed, he was unable to avoid hitting a Mazda 3 in front of him. Upon impact with the car, the Murrieta man lost control of his bike and was ejected onto the road where another motorcyclist on a black 2006 Suzuki was unable to avoid running over him, the CHP reported.

The Suzuki rider also lost control of his bike, crashed into the center divider, and was ejected onto the northbound center median, according to the CHP.

The Yamaha rider was transported to the hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries, the CHP reported. The coroner has not released the man's identity yet.

The 21-year-old Suzuki rider from Temecula suffered moderate injuries in the crash and was also transported to an area hospital, the CHP report stated.

There were no reports of injuries to the 41-year-old Mazda driver from Murrieta.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, according to the CHP report.

Caddyman March 27, 2013 at 07:15 PM
sounds like someone was spliting lanes?
On the right side March 27, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Only in Ca. Dumb idea.
Brenda March 27, 2013 at 07:43 PM
So sad. Yes another news report says both motorcycles were splitting lanes. I was praying they would both make it "this time". WE loose so many along our section of freeway :/ In cars and motorcycles.
Dee Prell March 27, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Poor guys and families. I am always scared to death I am going to hit one. What they don't realized is that our eyes are trained to watch for cars not small motorcycles sneaking up beside you.
Sandi March 27, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Winchester and Rancho California Rds are the worst southbound off ramps. Something has to be done......PLEASE
Tow man March 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM
He wasnt doing anything illegal. The way people drive in cars around here is unbelievable. I moved here from L.A. And yes theres twice as much traffic there but half the accidents as here, whats that tell you?? And when were cleaning up all the debri from dumb asses, we dont need you yelling at us as you drive by, to "Open up the lane" Were cleaning up everyone else mess. I feel so bad for the rider that lost his life AND for the other rider that couldnt avoid running over him
No one March 27, 2013 at 10:38 PM
You really risk your life riding a motorcycle in this area. I don't understand why the 15 freeway is so deadly. I drove the 405 for years and years but do not recall such frequency of accidents even with sections of the 405 being the busiest freeway Nationwide.
No one March 27, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Calm down Tow Man. No one accused this driver specifically of doing anything wrong. Why are you so hostile?
Brenda March 28, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Tow man, Usual, I also have lived in a Southern Los Angeles City, then San Diego and then here. I have also spent a tremendous amount of time driving Arizona, Nevada, and all areas of California and I completely agree with you. We are a long distance type freeway for San Diego to Riverside, and even full on out East, but that should still NOT make a difference when we have others like the 10, 60, 210, 5, and yes 405. The design and lack of off and on ramp space is one problem with so many people getting off and on the freeway. HOWEVER, we all know about it and you can still sit on that freeway and watch car after car dart from the 3rd lane over to one of the exit lanes at the last moment and CUT off a line of cars, and proceed to slam on their brakes. Same with the on ramps where people on the freeway flat out refuse to let someone merge on and we are riding on the gravel or dead grass till someone finally lets us in. Or the person getting onto the on ramp who punches it through the first lane, into the 2nd, 3rd lane to not be in the 215 lanes and its like they close their eyes in case someone hits them. IN pure insanity. Then just the regular normal texting, phoning, singing, looking in the mirror, gazing out into the sunset, grabbing cigarettes off the seat to light and just basically not giving a chit if they get in a wreck or not.
Tow man March 28, 2013 at 01:15 AM
Usual, Im not hostile, ive been driving a tow truck for years and im on freeways everyday all day, i see everything and i also drive a motorcycle. I just get pissed at watching idiots who dont know how to drive and cause accidents and then blame the other person. Ive witnessed accidents and had to stop and help as a first responder. When people get on the fwy they need to be goin the speed of traffic to merge into the lane, thats the law. Its not the fwy traffics fault, its the car mergeing in's fault. And im picking up accidents everyday on the winchester off ramp from people cutting in and brakeing. Motorcycles arent allways at fault. I wish i could give tickets to everyone i see txting or on there phones. Its just aggrevating to me.
Brenda March 28, 2013 at 01:47 AM
Hey I understand Towman. I keep trying to remind myself to take pictures on the freeway of the antics, and on the on and off ramps, and especially at our stop signs and signal lights of lots rolling right on through them. Make sure I get license plates and have the Patch post them. Wouldnt that be an eye opener. There is one stop sign in particular that we go left at after stopping. The other traffic is thru. But we watch car after car going right at the stop sign without stopping. I wonder if most drivers just dont care, that sense of entitlement thing, or .......ahhh they just dont care. Same with the freeways watching cars go row after row in and out of traffic just to get one car ahead at a time. Do we really think they are going to get anywhere sooner then the rest of us? Nope, ahh there they are right next to us again a mile up the freeway. For those of us who drive carefully and with consideration we are aggravated, and think of how tired our firemen and police are having to scrap these bodies up off the pavement. Lets not even start on drunk drivers.............
elizabeth March 28, 2013 at 03:34 PM
This is so very sady. It is only a matter of time before our next fatality is on the 79 south off ramp. The motorcylcles and cars that "dip" in because the don't want to be inconvienced waiting the extra 4 minutes is going to be tragic...I live in Crowne Hill, and "used" to take that off ramp to come home. Never again.
Shawn Dooley May 07, 2013 at 05:02 AM
Tow man... wasn't there's what's debris don't we're elses' couldn't also - sentences end with a period These are learned in 4th grade...


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