Lake Elsinore Motocross Crash Turns Fatal

Charles Wayt, 71, of Show Low Arizona has died from crash injuries sustained at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park.

A motocross rider has died of injuries he

Charles Wayt, 71, of Show Low Arizona was pronounced dead at Inland Valley Medical Center shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s Office.

Wayt was riding at the park Thursday morning when he fell from his motorcycle and was struck by another rider, the coroner’s office reported.

The crash happened at 10:20 a.m. Thursday; Wayt was wearing a helmet, according to the coroner’s office.

The identity of the rider who struck Wayt was not released, however Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department reported the victim did sustain major injuries during the collision.

Steve Roudebush June 29, 2012 at 06:11 PM
I gotta say. No disrespect and prayers for his family but I want to go out doing something I love. 71 years young and riding motocross. It would be like dying skydiving for your 100th birthday. Not a tragedy, living life to its fullest
Frank Barnes June 29, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Show Low....beautiful town.
Christi June 29, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Steve, well said and I hope this helps the family. Go out doing what you love.
ami lebaron June 30, 2012 at 03:54 PM
I would like to share a moment that happened. The wife of Charles came to the other rider and told him no matter the outcome, it was an accident and it was no ones fault. Charles' son checked up on the other rider before packing up. It is a special breed of people that ride motorcross. We all know the risk but feel it's worth it. The feeling of flying through the air and being one with the machine conquers fears and gives us the feeling of elation. I had the opportunity of seeing this family in the darkest hour and based on the family, I can tell you Charles must have been an incredible man!
Toni McAllister (Editor) June 30, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Ami thank you for sharing ...
Hope June 30, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I couldn't agree more!
James Villa July 04, 2012 at 03:38 PM
My mom and I would like to Thank You for all of the kindness! Are family is very grateful for the love and support we are receiving from the MX community. We are devastated by this loss! Charlie was a great Man! We're having a small memorial/remembrance at Lake Elsinore MX park on Thursday, 11:00 am. For anyone who was there and wishes to celebrate his life with us. Are family is also very glad to here Shonn is home, and on the road to a full recovery. Thank you again James Villa


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