ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST >> A motorcyclist died following a crash along Angeles Crest Highway deep in the Angeles National Forest on Saturday morning, authorities said.
The solo-vehicle crash was first reported about 7:45 a.m. along Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, near Angeles Crest Highway, in the forest north of the San Gabriel Valley, California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson said.
Geyson Armando Rivera Moreno, 25, of Palmdale died in the crash, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Investigator Kristy McCracken said.
He was riding a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R westbound at an unknown speed when, “for unknown reasons,” the cycle crossed over the double-yellow line into opposing traffic lanes, CHP Officer A. Lowery said in a written statement.
“The motorcycle overturned, and (Rivera Moreno) was subsequently ejected,” Lowery said. “(He) collided with the guardrail immediately south of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road.”
Alcohol or drugs were not initially suspected as factors in the crash, he said. The investigation was ongoing.
The crash was one of at least five injury motorcycle accidents reported along Angeles Crest Highway on Saturday, officials said.
Any witnesses, or anyone with information, can reach the CHP’s Altadena-area office during normal business hours at 626-296-8100.