RIVERSIDE (CNS) – A motorcyclist was killed today in a collision with an SUV on a Riverside freeway.
The fatality happened about 5:10 p.m. on the eastbound the 91 freeway, just west of Adams Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The agency reported the rider was in the HOV lane when he apparently lost control of the motorcycle and slammed into the rear of a Ford Explorer.
He was hurled over the vehicle and into the carpool lane, where he landed face-down, according to the CHP.
Riverside Fire Department paramedics arrived within a few minutes and pronounced the rider dead at the scene.
His identity was withheld pending notification of next of kin, and details about his age were not immediately available.
Officers shut down two lanes for first-responders and to initiate an investigation.
Traffic came to a halt in eastbound lanes and was still moving slowly shortly before 6 p.m., prompting a SigAlert.