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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Fatal Traffic Collision

Police Press Release

Date:  9-25-19

Contact:  Traffic Sergeant Sandra O’Donnell 

File#:  MR19-5150

On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, at about 7:16 am, the Murrieta Police Department Dispatch Center received a call of a traffic collision involving a motorcyclist on Cherry Street and Jefferson Avenue.  Murrieta Police and Murrieta Fire & Rescue personnel arrived and found a 32-year-old male motorcyclist that had sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision.  The male was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.  The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office is assisting with the investigation and the male’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by Sheriff-Coroner’s personnel.

The preliminary investigation revealed the motorcyclist was traveling west on the French Valley Parkway off-ramp which turns into Cherry Street at Jefferson Avenue.  The motorcyclist lost control of the motorcycle near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Cherry Street, and a solo vehicle collision occurred just west of the intersection.  No one else was injured as a result of the collision and the cause of the collision is still under investigation.  

The Murrieta Police Department Traffic Bureau is requesting anyone who witnessed this collision or has information regarding this collision contact Traffic Investigator Jared Matthews at 951-461-6878 or at jmatthews@murrietaca.gov.

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