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.