A 30-year-old man was killed when his motorcycle overturned on a center divider near Murrieta, authorities said Wednesday.

Andrew Robles of Murrieta was fatally injured at about 6 p.m. Tuesday on Murrieta Hot Springs Road, just east of Town View Avenue, along the boundary between Murrieta and French Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officer Mike Lassig said Robles was riding his 2014 Kawasaki Ninja eastbound on Murrieta Hot Springs and “made an unsafe turning movement,” causing the motorcycle to hit the curb separating traffic going in opposite directions.

“The motorcyclist lost control, causing the Kawasaki to overturn and eject him onto the dirt portion of the center divider,” Lassig said.

Riverside County Fire Department crews arrived minutes later and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Several lanes on Murrieta Hot Springs were shut down for about 90 minutes while a preliminary investigation was conducted and the wreckage was removed.

It was unknown whether alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.

Anyone with information about the accident was asked to contact the CHP Temecula office at 951-506-2000.

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