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Murrrieta motorcyclist killed after crashing into semi


Last updated 6/5/2019 at 11:31am

PERRIS - A motorcyclist from Murrieta was killed Saturday, June 1 when his motorcycle collided with a big rig and burst into flames on the Escondido (215) Freeway in Perris, authorities said.

The Riverside County Coroner reported that Aaron Barton, 28, of Murrieta was the driver of the motorcycle in the crash that was reported at 7:55 p.m. on the southbound Escondido Freeway north of the Highway 74 interchange.

Barton was pronounced dead at the scene and paramedics evaluated the condition of the truck driver, who was having trouble breathing but declined further medical care, officials said.

The CHP closed southbound lanes for cleanup and investigation, diverting traffic to Highway 74, the CHP said.

Jeff Pack contributed to this report.


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