Temecula man, 40, ID’d in fatal motorcycle crash

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TEMECULA (CNS) – The coroner’s office today named a 40-year-old man who died in a motorcycle crash in Temecula.

The crash was reported at 11:18 p.m. Saturday on Solana Way east of Calle Aranda, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies found Johnathon Kautz of Temecula lying on the eastbound side of the road, where they attempted life-saving measures on him.

However, Kautz was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner’s office.

A preliminary investigation indicates Kautz was traveling at a high speed on Solana Way when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a tree before coming to rest, sheriff’s officials said.