Motorcyclist Dies in Crash on the Crest

Cause of the accident not immediately known.

A 38-year old motorcyclist was involved in a solo accident on Angeles Crest Highway and died of his injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The male rider was flown to Huntington Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead, said Chris Cracraft of the CHP.

The crash happened around 11:22 a.m. at mile marker 27.65. Officials have yet to release the cause of the collision, but are expected to do so shortly, Cracraft said.

No other information was available.

Brian September 24, 2012 at 11:50 PM
IT IS NOT the responsibility of the State to protect you from your careless behavior. Rather, it is YOUR responsibility to take care of yourself. And NO, the ACH will not be closed because a nanny-state advocate thinks the State should coddle and protect 'its citizens' from themselves. Turn off your television set and learn to think for yourself. Knives and forks are dangerous, so are cars, jet aircraft, race cars, junk food, booze, prescription drugs and many others. Perhaps you need a job in Sacramento working along side Portantino.
Gregg September 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Well when the war on drugs is won we will figure hwy 2 safety procedures.
Gregg September 24, 2012 at 11:58 PM
When the war on drugs is won safety will be next priority on hwy 2.
Denise September 25, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Dear Joe Citizen, You cant possibly be that naive to think that the highway has anything to do with these accidents & deaths. You cant be naive enough to think that the authorities can control how a person chooses to drive/ride. Does anyone police how you drive (only in they notice you did something wrong) or decide to live your life? No-of course not. We are all on our own to decide how to we drive/ride. I am just baffled that you believe that there is something that can be done....short of banning any form of transportation....so no one ever dies as a result of it. Bottom line-accidents happen, but can be avoided by how we drive & by being cautious.
detrich September 25, 2012 at 04:11 AM
RIP fellow rider. =( Please operate motor vehicles safely, considerately, and responsibly in the Crest everyone. Frequent accidents are occurring, because people simply aren't being careful enough- not because the road should be made private only to selfish, greedy locals who want it only for themselves.


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