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Police responded to a fatal, single-vehicle traffic collision around 1:45 p.m. today on Riverside Drive west of Gunnersen Road in Lake Elsinore, Sheriff’s officials reported today.
The rider of a 2011 Harley Davidson Heritage Soft Tail was traveling eastbound on Riverside Drive when he lost control of his vehicle over a patch of rough dirt on the shoulder of the road and ran into a palm tree. He had been attempting to pass vehicles over a double yellow line, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Peter Giannakakos.
Riverside Drive was shut down between Lash and Rose streets around 1:45 p.m. and was expected to be shut down until 6:00 p.m. today, according to Giannakakos.
No other details about the victim’s identity or the accident that led to his death were available at this time.