A motorcyclist who was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the northbound 15 Freeway in Temecula on Wednesday was 45-year-old Roger Whitaker, of Aguanga, coroner’s officials say.
Whitaker was pronounced dead a little bit after 9 a.m. after succumbing to his injuries at the scene, according to a Riverside County coroner’s news release.
He had been driving northbound on the freeway when he clipped the back of a car, was ejected onto the roadway and then struck by a pickup truck, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The driver of the pickup truck continued onward without stopping, the CHP says.
Though the accident involved multiple vehicles, no one else appears to have been injured, CHP Officer Harvey Ray said.
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