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A marine dies in a Twentynine Palms Highway motorcycle crash

A 21-year-old motorcyclist was struck and killed while out riding his bike along the Yucca Valley portion of Highway 62 at around 5:17 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 1.

Witnesses to the crash, who spoke with deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, recounted having seen a Subaru being driven eastbound along Highway 62 right before the fatal collision occurred. It was as the sedan's driver approached the intersection of Balsa Avenue and Twentynine Palms Highway that witnesses saw him attempt a U-turn.

It was as he was in the midst of his turn that he is alleged to have collided with the Durant, Oklahoma, marine, who was stationed at the nearby Twentynine Palms Marine Base. The impact of the crash caused both the male motorcyclist and his female passenger to be ejected from the bike.

Both motorcyclists were transported to area hospitals in critical condition. The marine died upon arrival at Hi Desert Medical Center.

His female passenger suffered undisclosed injuries. She's receiving treatment at Palm Spring's Desert Regional Medical Center.

As for the Subaru's driver, he apparently didn't suffer any injuries in the crash.

Police from the Morongo Basin Station unit continued to question him at the crash scene in hopes of gaining a better understanding of what led to the collision occurring. It's unclear if they have any intentions of placing charges against him for his role in causing the fatal accident.

If you've lost a loved one in a motorbike crash, then a San Bernardino, California, motorcycle accident attorney can advise you of your right to recover funeral costs and lost future wages resulting from his or her death.

Source: The Sun, "Motorcyclist is fatal Yucca Valley traffic collision victim," Gail Wesson, Jan. 04, 2018

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