One motorcyclist is dead and another injured after two wrecks on the Angeles Crest Highway Sunday afternoon, authorities said Monday.
Lt. Angela Shepherd of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said the fatality occurred at mile marker 57 of the Angeles Crest Highway, and the injury accident happened at mile marker 47.
Killed was a 35-year-old Fontana resident whose identity is pending release upon family notification, said Officer Chad Kaplan of the California Highway Patrol. The man was riding a 2007 Honda Motorcycle eastbound on State Route 2, west of Cloud Burst Summit at a high rate of speed, Kaplan said. The man failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and ran off the roadway onto paved asphalt shoulder.
The bike overturned and the man was ejected; both he and the motorcycle careened down a steep embankment. The motorist was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. In addition to the CHP, L.A. County Sheriff's Department, The U.S. Forest Service and L.A. County Fire Department responded.
The accident is the third in the three weeks since the . The happened on June 10 in the early morning hours when a 21-year-old lost control and crashed into a tree. The just 12 hours later, after a 48-year-old Monterey Park resident drove his car off a section of the highway, and fell 500 feet before coming to rest.
As for Sunday's non-fatal accident at mile marker 47, Kaplan said he does not have the information yet but will release it as soon as he receives it. Shepherd said the injured motorcyclist also went over the side of the embankment.