Motorcyclist killed in freeway crash

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Article Date: 5/19/2010 | Resource: MLG

Motorcyclist killed in freeway crash

A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning when he crashed with two vehicles on the southbound 57 freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The motorcyclist was a 25-year-old man from Chino traveling on a 2006 Yamaha RS6 motorcycle, according to the CHP. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

According to the CHP, here’s how the crash happened:

The man was splitting lanes between the car-pool and the No. 1 lanes at an unknown high rate of speed on the southbound 57 just north of Rolling Hills Drive.

The motorcycle veered to the left, striking the right side of a silver Plymouth Villager in the car-pool lane. The Plymouth was traveling at approximately 30 mph.

After the first collision, the motorcyclist lost control of his bike, which slid on its right side across the painted double yellow lines and into the No. 1 lane. The motorcycle then struck the left rear of a Toyota Highlander in the No. 1 lane which was traveling at about 10 mph.

The Yamaha came to rest on the leftmost, or No. 1 lane.

The collision caused major damage to the Yamaha and minor damage to the two other vehicles.

The motorcyclist was treated at the scene by paramedics and was then taken to St. Jude Medical Center, were he was pronounced dead at 9:23 a.m.

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Jeffrey Marquart