Motorcyclist killed in Murrieta crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Murrieta Wednesday morning, police said. A call came in to Murrieta police just after 7:15 a.m. reporting a collision at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Cherry Street involving a single biker. Officers and Murrieta Fire Department personnel headed to the area and found a 32-year-old man suffering from serious injuries. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. After a preliminary investigation, police believe the biker was heading west off the French Valley Parkway off-ramp from Interstate 15 – which turns into Cherry Street just past Jefferson – when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed west of the intersection. No one else was injured in the crash. The biker's name was not immediately released, pending notification
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