Glendora man killed in motorcycle crash in forest north of Azusa

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST >> A Glendora man died in a crash early Sunday after a car made an abrupt left turn in front of his motorcycle along San Gabriel Canyon Road in the forest north of Azusa, officials said.

Coroner’s officials did not release the identity of the motorcyclist on Sunday pending positive identification and notification of his family. He was described by California Highway Patrol officials as 46 years old.

The crash was first reported about 6:15 a.m. near mile marker 27.19 of the winding mountain road, near the Morris Reservoir, California Highway Patrol Officer C. Strautman said in a written statement.

The motorcyclist was heading north on a 2005 Ducati 999 when a southbound 2000 Honda Civic made “an unsafe left turn into an offroad parking lot, in the direct path of the Ducati 999,” Strautman said. “The front of the Ducati 999 collided into the right side of the Honda Civic.

Paramedics took the injured rider to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he succumbed to his injuries, officials said.

The driver of the Honda, a 40-year-old Montebello man, was unhurt, Strautman added.

No arrests were made as the investigation continued, Strautman said. Drugs or alcohol were not suspected to have played a role in the deadly crash.

Any witnesses are urged to contact the CHP’s Baldwin Park-area office at 626-338-1164.

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