UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed On Ortega Highway Identified

William James Kaucky died in a crash involving motorcycles on the Ortega Highway, the California Highway Patrol reports.

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UPDATE: The Riverside County Coroner's Office tonight released the name of an Anaheim man killed when his motorcycle crashed on the Ortega Highway and he was subsequently run over by a fellow rider.

William James Kaucky, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that was reported about 1:45 p.m. Sunday, east of the , near Lake Elsinore. He was riding a 2009 Kawasaki sport bike.

The crash occurred 2.5 miles west of Grand Avenue, authorities said.

The 44-year-old Riverside man who struck Kaucky crashed his 2007 Suzuki motorcycle and sustained major injuries, according to the CHP. He was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center.

According to the coroner's report, Kaucky was wearing a helmet but was "traveling at a high rate of speed" and "for unknown reasons" lost control and was ejected off the bike.

The crash forced a third motorcyclist -- a 22-year-old man -- to brake hard and lay his bike down, according to a CHP report. He was treated at the scene and later released.

PRIOR STORY: A 39-year-old Anaheim resident died today when his motorcycle crashed into an embankment and threw him onto Ortega Highway, where a fellow rider ran him over.

A third rider -- all of them were heading east together on the Ortega -- then slid his bike onto the ground to avoid crashing, according to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Richard Fuentes.

The second rider, who struck the victim, was taken to a local hospital, where his condition was not immediately available.

The crash was reported about 1:45 p.m., east of the , in Lake Elsinore.

A SigAlert that was issued at 2:14 p.m. was lifted at 4:20 p.m., according to the CHP.

The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


A three-motorcycle crash today has claimed the life of at least one rider, authorities said.

The crash, near the , was reported to the California Highway Patrol about 1:45 p.m.

A SigAlert has been issued and all traffic is stopped on the Ortega, the CHP reported.

There were no immediate details on whether there were any other injuries.

More details to follow ...

UNCLE FESTER October 05, 2011 at 10:22 PM
very nicely done "car".. sorry about your brother.. i hope thing get easier for you and the family..
Dennis Kaucky October 06, 2011 at 01:13 AM
There will also be a service for Bill Kaucky in California this weekend: Visitation- Saturday, October 08, 2011 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Hilgenfeld Mortuary Crystal Room Aneheim, CA 92805 Private Interment
LBV Collins October 06, 2011 at 01:33 AM
My condolences to you and your family, Dennis.
Debra S October 06, 2011 at 01:44 AM
God bless you and your family in this time of mourning. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. For your peace of mind you should not read what these horrible people post on this site.
Cookie mom June 24, 2012 at 07:03 AM
Im so sorry for ur lost my thoughts r with the family i feel for u all its so hard when u lose someone i couldnt imagine losing someone in my family or a friend so i no how they must be feeling my prayers r with u all dear lord please lift them up in prayer at this moment father god and give the family peace lord


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