The female motorcyclist killed on the 15 Freeway near Lake Elsinore Monday morning has been identified.
According to Sgt. Brent Sechrest of the Riverside County Coroner's Office, Wendy Rae Stone, 41, of Riverside was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:06 a.m.
Sechrest confirmed Stone was hit by flying debris from a crash that she was not a part of. Sechrest said. Preliminary investigation showed that a silver Dodge Ram was traveling on the southbound side of the freeway in the #1 or #2 lane and for unknown reasons veered toward the center divide, according to CHP Officer Steve Carapia.
The Ram crashed into the divider wall and flipped into the northbound freeway traffic. Stone was riding a blue Harley-Davidson on the northbound side of the freeway in the #1 lane and was hit by flying debris from the Ram; she was killed on impact, Carapia said.
The truck eventually collided with a white Mercedes Benz sedan that was also traveling northbound on the freeway.
The Ram driver and the Mercedes driver were transported to an area hospital with moderate injuries, according to Cal/Fire Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson. Their identities have not been released.
"I saw her beautiful bike on Sat. parked next to all her freinds. She was a happy young beautiful lady, strong, with the biggest heart. I know she must have had a great time this weekend with everyone. We will miss you very much ...," wrote Patch reader Tammy.
"... She was a rare gem and I've known her for the better part of my life. I will alway remember the example she set and how beautiful she was. ..." Patch reader Melissa wrote.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated.