A fiery crash involving three motorcycles near Lake Elizabeth in the Angeles National Forest has killed two cyclists and seriously hurt two others, the California Highway Patrol said.
Two men were traveling east on Lake Elizabeth Road on Friday afternoon when their Honda motorcycle slammed head-on into a Harley Davidson, which had crossed into their lane, said CHP spokesman Ken Lane. A third motorcycle, following the Harley, plowed into the wreckage.
The driver of the Harley Davidson “failed to negotiate a curve,” Lane said. The collision split the Honda in half. It burst into flames, which were quickly extinguished, Lane said.
The drivers of the Harley Davidson and Honda were pronounced dead at the scene. The Honda’s passenger and the driver of the third motorcycle were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center, where they were in serious condition Saturday. The coroner’s office withheld the names of the dead men pending notification of their families.