Motorcyclist Killed On Ortega Highway

The motorcyclist was identified as Travis Tucker, according to the coroner.

A 29-year-old motorcyclist from Murrieta was killed because he drove a Suzuki Samurai motorcycle into the back of a stopped car on Route 74 -- the Ortega Highway -- the Orange County Coroner's Office said today.   

The motorcyclist was identified as Travis Tucker, according to the coroner.   

The crash on the westbound highway, about 14 miles east of Interstate 5, was at 12:18 p.m. Saturday, according to a department statement.

Tucker's motorcycle hit the rear of a 2006 Honda Element that had stopped in heavy traffic on the mountain road. The Honda's driver, a 54-year- old Capistrano Beach woman, was not hurt or cited, CHP officers said.

Paramedics rushed Tucker to Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo, where he was pronounced dead at 3:03 p.m. Saturday.

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Maria October 11, 2012 at 03:48 AM
@rev smith in your previous post u stated that your guessing no one else posting was at the scene I personally know 4 people who where there and all agree that something could have been done by the CHP to avoid this tragic accident! You want to sit there and make assumptions of what happened.. You say that he was "speeding" or " "distracted" I'm sorry where YOU there?? Because I don't think you were! So you have no right to put down and argue with what anyone else is saying on here! These are his family and friends who are all suffering a loss what makes u think u have any right to doubt he was going 20mph what gives u a right to come on here and even give your two cents? YOU WEREN'T THERE! It could of took all but 3 min to put out flares and this could of been avoided dispite what bs you have to say that's a FACT and I'm sure anyone else (but u) would agree with me on this! So if you seriously have nothing better to do with your life the to argue with grieving friends and family I suggest u get a hobby because u have no right, no logic behind ur bs or ANY business leaving another comment on here!
Lester October 11, 2012 at 05:04 AM
I m his neighbor that I'm used to hang out with him almost every nite, we used to talk a lot me and him we were building a great friendship but we never get to ride together even though we park our bikes in d same garage, he asked me Friday nite if I was available Saturday morning to go for a ride but couldn't bcuz I had a ball game scheduled, every time I go park I always see his bike but its been 3 days that I haven't seen it bcuz he barely ride it, I was worry where he might be bcuz I really miss our little words in our door step or side walk, I really miss u Travis brother u are a great man and universe knows that, wherever u be right now still feel like u are around smoking ur cigarette or drinking ur cup of juice, no doubt, rest in peace, Bud.
Lester October 11, 2012 at 05:20 AM
My deepest condolences to his wife, childrens,parents and friends for the lost of a great human being, u r gone too soon
tim October 12, 2012 at 02:02 AM
I'm sorry for your lose prayers go out how is the other rider?
tim October 12, 2012 at 02:02 AM


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