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UPDATED: Coroner IDs Motorcyclist Who Died Following Crash With Delivery Truck In Lake Elsinore

Matthew Schrader, 34, of Murrieta was pronounced dead at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

UPDATED: The motorcyclist who crashed into a delivery truck in Lake Elsinore Tuesday afternoon and died has been identified.

Matthew Schrader, 34, of Murrieta succumb to injuries following the crash reported at 12:30 p.m. in the 31800 block of Riverside Drive. He was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center in critical condition and was pronounced dead there a short time later at 1:04 p.m.

According to a sheriff's sergeant, the fatal crash could have been avoided.

"Witnesses stated the truck was turning into a parking lot, near the intersection of Riverside and Joy, when the motorcycle attempted an illegal pass on the right," according to a report from Sgt. Peter Giannakakos of the Lake Elsinore Police Department.

"The motorcycle drove into the side of the truck and skidded to a stop underneath the truck," the sergeant continued. 

The truck driver did not exhibit any signs of intoxication and volunteered a blood sample, the sergeant added.

The Lake Elsinore Police Department is continuing to investigate the crash.



ORIGINAL POST: A motorcyclist and delivery truck crashed in Lake Elsinore Tuesday afternoon, leaving the rider with serious injuries.

The crash was reported at 12:30 p.m. in the 31800 block of Riverside Drive.

According to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Fuhrman, the injured party was an adult male. He was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries, she said.

Westbound traffic was blocked on Riverside Drive as the crash investigation got underway. According to one motorist who saw the crash aftermath, the wreckage was in westbound lanes. Traffic delays were minor, the motorist reported.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Editor's note: This story was updated at 5:50 p.m. It originally stated the delivery truck was bearing the Smirnoff name.
Diana January 21, 2014 at 08:32 PM
I am so sorry for this young man's loss of life, I too lost my brother in October who was also on his Harley and died in a wreck. Drivers please, please be aware of your surroundings and watch out for motorcycle riders, there are too many of them being killed tragically in accidents lately. My sincere condolences and prayers for the family.
American Woman January 21, 2014 at 08:51 PM
The truck was El Mexicana or something like that.
Bombolishes Chula January 21, 2014 at 09:54 PM
I passed by and prayed that the motorcycles was ok it was a horrible view seeing the motorcycle under the stupid truck :'( to his family I'm sorry for ur loss
Lynda StarWriter January 21, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Thoughts and prayers to EVERYONE involved in the accident and to their respective family members.
Evelyn Mendez January 21, 2014 at 11:29 PM
Passed by there around 2 saw the truck which was a land o lakes delivery truck!
AlwaysPO'd January 21, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Once again, another life needlessly ended by carelessness on a bike. As usual, some posts attack the truck and driver as if it were their fault. Honestly people... Pray for the rider's family, once again. I hope the driver can get over it also and it doesn't screw his life up. To all those who have family members that ride, if you want to help stop these tragedies, then express to them how important it is to ride responsibly and very aware of the danger of it.
Wendy Ramirez January 21, 2014 at 11:58 PM
This is horrible I saw the guy under the truck, and the paramedics had just arrived.. Horrible to see =(
socalcutie January 22, 2014 at 02:37 AM
Their is accidents on that road daily everyone is in rush to get home I've been passed by cars tons of times
socalcutie January 22, 2014 at 02:38 AM
My thoughts and prayers are for both family's
Good Samaritan January 22, 2014 at 02:53 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I found his page on Facebook and he has photos of his daughters all over his page. My heart breaks for his family and especially his daughters that just lost their dad. Please Please Please everyone think about your actions and have patience on the road. The people you leave behind have to deal with your death, not you. Godspeed
No January 22, 2014 at 08:26 AM
Alek do you ever post anything worthy of reading? Pft moron
PirateGirl January 22, 2014 at 09:58 AM
Alek J. Hidell.........how about we move YOU out to the desert?
Stefanie York January 22, 2014 at 10:22 AM
It was an El Mexicana truck. We were there 20 seconds after he got hit/hit the truck. We rushed to help w like 5 other people and I called 911. We stayed until paramedics came. I found out at like 5pm from the officer still on seen he dies. Very sad.
big aunt harry mary January 22, 2014 at 12:11 PM
it was a food delivery truck.. "provisions" is it that hard to get it right ? the driver was not drunk, it was not a booze truck and if it was, so what... the guy passed on the right.. lesson learned...
SA January 22, 2014 at 12:26 PM
It does not matter what type of delivery truck it was when a young life is lost… @Commie Hidell, please reinsert the ball gag into your mouth…
Randy Riesberg January 22, 2014 at 02:26 PM
Loss of life is always a tragedy, especially for the loved ones left behind. Our thoughts and prayers from Iowa are with the Family and the truck driver. RIDE FREE, RIDE SAFE as we of all motorcyclists the world over has lost another fellow rider.
Sarah Komers January 22, 2014 at 02:57 PM
I know this family and it's a HUGE loss he was a loving husband, father with two sweet little girls and a great all around person and will sadly be missed
Anthony January 22, 2014 at 03:15 PM
I wonder if the truck had it's signal on!? And if so if the rider didn't see it? Accidents will happen and people make stupid impulsive mistakes. This mistake cost this person his life!
Randy Riesberg January 22, 2014 at 04:44 PM
Alek J Hidell, it shows that you can still get a brain from cracker jacks. I have a Goldwing,of which you probably couldnt hold up. A dragster that would make you piss your pants. a pickup thats to good for you to ride in. OH! and a loving family that you choose to ditch. I am retired Army Special Forces and it's the likes of people like you that makes me wonder why did I fight for freedom of speach.
Erica McPeck-Thorson January 22, 2014 at 06:52 PM
Matt was an amazing son, father, husband and friend. Thank you to those of you who did everything you could to help. Think before you post things on sites like this because a precious life has been lost and a family is left picking up the pieces of this tragedy. RIP in Matt, you are loved!
Alek J Hidell January 22, 2014 at 08:09 PM
Randy, you only fought for the right for Bell Helicopter and Howard Hughes to get enormously wealthy along with all the other military/industrial cronies that convinced you that the Vietnamese were going to invade the USA................. just like your grandkids in Aghanistan are there so drones can be ordered from Boeing,. keeping them Taliban from swimming here on top of their camels. But, above all, thanks for your service "keeping us free" LOL semper fooled..
Antonio January 22, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Readers, if you have a loved one who rides motorcycles, please implore them to drive safely and to practice defensive driving. Unfortunately 84% of motorcycle accidents are caused by the actions of the motorcycle rider.
Peaches1960 January 22, 2014 at 11:58 PM
My condolences to both families. You are in my prayers. And Alek, you sir, are a jackass! Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Randy Riesberg January 24, 2014 at 04:41 PM
Alek, I really feel sorry for you if your whole life is centered with money. My job in the military was to go over there and bring POW's home and if not for those choppers I wouldn't have made it out. Meanwhile this family, whom has lost a dear Husband, Father, Brother and son is held deep in my heart for HE was a fellow biker and HE was not riding a Harley. My heart and prayers go out to the truck driver also, as he will carry that burden the rest of his life.
Alek J Hidell January 24, 2014 at 08:29 PM
EVERY single biker I have spoken with shrugs off the danger of instant death while riding, yet they fully admit the danger is all too real. Even the cheapest Kia has 10 times the protection of the strongest motorcycle They make the gamble when they get on them. Let's stay macho now and no boo-hooing when their luck runs out and the impact of that risk affects their family and friends..... Man up.
susie-q January 24, 2014 at 11:51 PM
My deepest sympathy to the family of the young man who lost his life and to the driver of the delivery truck, who must also be going through a tough time.
That Temecula Guy January 25, 2014 at 05:16 AM
Alek is right in that last comment. I ride too, and the truth is, we all know the danger. It's not that we act macho about it, but safety is the trade-off for the free feeling and exhilaration of the ride. I see his point in no "boo-hooing," as insensitive as it is, but I get it: This guy knew the risks, his family did too. Chances are he had at least 2 extremely close calls in his riding career already, and countless close encounters. It sucks that this guy died. Stories like this make me think about not getting back on. If you have a family to take care of, taking that one last ride just isn't worth it. I think Alek is saying, if this guy was "man" enough to suck it up and ignore the danger, why cry about it now? The time to cry about it was when they had a chance to affect it. Now it's just all about accepting the consequence.
Jimmy Dean January 25, 2014 at 09:59 AM
I still think taco bell is real mexican food!
AlwaysPO'd January 25, 2014 at 02:11 PM
@ That Temecula Guy, I think riding safer is the issue here, not eliminating it altogether. Almost every one of these daily tragedies are from reckless riding, as was this one. Riding in this manner shows a selfish side and that's what pisses me off. I don't believe his family knew HOW he rode, just that he did and they really had no say in the manner either. He was going to do what he wanted to. Again, back to being self-absorbed. Folks need to think about what consequences their actions have on others and how they affect their loved ones. Just not only riding but all aspects of life in general.
Randy Riesberg January 26, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Thanks all. The first thing I taught my wife, when learning to ride her own bike, was safety first and mostly to remember that with every action is a reaction. We bikers have to be alert 360 degrees. I too have had my share of "to close for comfort" calls, not only with other vehicles, but also deer, cattle, domestic animals and Mother Nature, but the bottom line is how I reacted to every action placed upon me. I love my bike and my family enough to be rider safe.

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