UPDATED: Authorities Identify Motorcyclist Killed in ACH Crash

Motorcycle went over the side of the highway Saturday.


UPDATE, 1:35 p.m.: A motorcyclist from the San Fernando Valley was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Angeles Crest Highway, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.

The motorcyclist was identified as Dan Cretu, 38, of Valley Village, according to a department statement.

The bike went over the side of the canyon road about 4 miles north of the Foothill (210) Freeway, and crashed into the Angeles National Forest entry sign. He flew off the 2012 Aprilia and came to a rest on the dirt and grass slope below the road.

Paramedics airlifted Cretu to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where he was pronounced dead.

PREVIOUSLY: An autopsy was pending today on a motorcycle rider killed in a crash on the Angeles Crest Highway.

The rider went down about 4 miles north of the Foothill (210) Freeway, near Mile Marker 27.65, about 11:20 a.m. Saturday and was declared dead at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, according to the California Highway Patrol.

No other information was made available. The man's name was unavailable early today.

CRETU SEBASTIAN September 28, 2012 at 03:36 PM
r.i.p my dear cousin . GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL
Melody Comfort September 29, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Sebastian, I am so sorry to read of your loss. Your family is in our family's prayers during this time of your grief.
CRETU SEBASTIAN September 29, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Melody Comfort November 06, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Inappropriate and rude to put advertising associated with this article about a fatality. Try to nurture some "class" within yourself, and apologize.
Todd e December 15, 2012 at 07:04 AM
Well its sad to hear of this.. I think he road harley motos before not sure but that bike has tons of power and sometime the power to steering situation can get new riders without warning its something you learn over time. You feel the need for speed so you gun it through a wide turn but lean wrong and the bike takes control of you it goes wide around the turn you let off and it gets worse! Sometimes you make it sometimes you don't. Sucks to hear of this. Bless you my fellow rider. For the winds are your roads so ride how you want and peace be with you & your family..


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