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Coroner Releases Identity Of Female Motorcyclist Killed On 15 Freeway

Wendy Rae Stone, 41, died on the freeway shortly after 8 a.m. Monday.

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.

Elizabeth April 26, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Lisa and mother so very sorry for your loss I saw accident site as well. I prayed for the victims I too thought two people died. Losing a loved one suddenly and tragically is awful. My heart goes out to you and all of those who knew her
Katelyn April 27, 2013 at 01:20 AM
I recently worked with Wendy for a short time at Children's Hospital LA. My heart is in pieces to hear of her passing. She was one of the sweetest and most compassionate people I know, her beautiful smile, postive energy and easy going attitude made our work place so much better. She will be truly missed. My heart goes out to the family and her friends.
pam minard April 27, 2013 at 05:37 PM
Your friends are missing you Wendy. I was at Boondocks when I heard the news and there were so many of your friends grieving for their loss. I will remember you as always having the sweet smile, and wearing your scrubs. You are missed.
pam minard April 27, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Your friends are missing you Wendy. I was at Boondocks when I heard the news and there were so many of your friends grieving for their loss. I will remember you as always having the sweet smile, and wearing your scrubs. You are missed. I have been trying to find where Wendy would want donations made, and haven't found anything.
Shannon May 05, 2013 at 03:15 AM
God Bless Everyone involved. I live in the area this happened and drive this freeway all the time. Im so sorry for the loss of Wendy, I did not know her but do feel for her family. My husband also rides and this could of been him as well. Im so sorry for the loss and the injuries of everyone involved.

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