Motorcycle fatality on the 'Crest

Along with sunny days and good weather comes more motorcyclists out for a ride on the 'Crest. On Sunday, a motorcyclist collided with a vehicle in an accident on Angeles Crest, near Newcombe Ranch. No injuries were reported.

On April 18 at 1:05 p.m., a 61-year-old Los Angeles man lost his life in an accident with another motorcycle.

According to CHP, the L.A. man was riding his motorcycle eastbound on Angeles Crest Highway (State Route 2) at an undetermined speed. He crossed the painted double-yellow lines and collided head-on with another motorcycle driven by a 45-year-old Santa Monica man. Other drivers removed the two victims from the wreckage and began C.P.R. on the L.A. man. Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel determined he was dead. Citizens also cared for the Santa Monica man until emergency units arrived. The man was transported by ambulance to a landing zone where Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Helicopter Air Five was waiting. He was then flown to Huntington Memorial Hospital and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

Angeles Crest Highway was closed to traffic from shortly after the collision until 2:48 p.m. The investigation is ongoing.

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— By Mary O'Keefe


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