Shamar Turner, 21, ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Temecula Crash
TEMECULA, Calif. (May 16, 2018) — Shamar Turner, 21, of Murrieta was killed in a collision Tuesday afternoon between his motorcycle and a moving truck at Avenida Del Oro and Rancho California Road, according to a report by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner.
The crash, which took place about 3:45 p.m., took place when the truck allegedly turned in front of the 2014 Yamaha YZF R6.
The 1996 Volvo 3-axle flatbed truck was stopped at a stop sign facing east on Avenida Del Oro when the driver reportedly turned onto Rancho California Road in front of the motorcycle. The rider had been traveling southbound on Rancho California Road. Turner attempted to brake and avoid the collision, but crashed into the truck’s left side and was ejected into the southbound lanes of Rancho California Road. He died of his injuries at the scene of the crash. The truck driver stopped and cooperated with the investigation.
Police issued a SigAlert following the crash.
Fatal Accident Investigation
Police are reviewing the evidence and trying to determine what happened. It appears that based on the initial report about this collision, that the truck driver may be responsible for the accident as he turned in front of the motorcycle. These facts of course are still under investigation.
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