A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a pickup truck in Menifee, authorities announced Sunday.
The crash was reported at 4:17 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Bundy Canyon and Wright roads.
Upon arrival, officers found that a Harley-Davidson motorcycle struck the driver’s side of a Ford pickup truck. The motorcyclist was knocked off and suffered major injuries. Officers, Cal Fire and the American Medical Response began life saving efforts on the motorcyclist, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators found that both vehicles were traveling westbound on Bundy Canyon Road and the Ford slowed for a left turn. The motorcyclist attempted to pass slowing traffic on the wrong side of the roadway when the driver of the Ford began its turn, and the motorcycle stuck the driver’s side of the Ford.
The driver of the Ford remained on scene and cooperated with officers.
Officers believe neither alcohol nor drugs were factors in the crash.
The motorcyclist’s name was not release pending notification of next of kin.