Ambulance - photo courtesy of Upsplash

A motorcyclist killed in a collision with a vehicle in Homeland was identified Friday as a 56-year-old Hemet man.

John Batson was fatally injured about 5:10 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Juniper Flats and Watson roads, just north of Highway 74, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

The California Highway Patrol said that Batson was riding his motorcycle on Juniper Flats when the collision occurred, but no other details were available.

County fire department paramedics reached the location within a few minutes and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

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