MURRIETA — A 30-year-old man was killed when his motorcycle flipped into a center divider near Murrieta, authorities said.
Andrew Robles of Murrieta was fatally injured around 6 p.m. Tuesday on Murrieta Hot Springs Road, just east of Town View Avenue, along the border between Murrieta and French Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Officer Mike Lassig said Robles was driving his 2014 Kawasaki Ninja eastbound on Murrieta Hot Springs and “made an unsafe turning motion,” causing the motorcycle to hit the curb separating oncoming traffic.
“The motorcyclist lost control, causing the Kawasaki to flip over and eject him onto the dirt portion of the center divider,” Lassig said.
Crews from the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department arrived minutes later and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Multiple lanes in Murrieta Hot Springs were closed for about 90 minutes while a preliminary investigation was conducted and debris was removed.
It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.
Anyone with information about the accident was asked to contact the CHP Temecula office at 951-506-2000.