The cause of the late-morning Oct. 26 collision of a motorcycle crossing double-yellow lines on Highway 243 and crashing into a truck was the motorcycle rider speeding, California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Darren Meyer said.
Cirilio Gonzalez, 54, of Perris, crossed the double-yellow lines on his Yamaha silver motorcycle traveling north on Highway 243 just north of Highway 74, crashing into a gray Toyota Tundra driven southbound by Jason Sonnier of Idyllwild, said Meyer.
Gonzalez suffered minor injuries, he said, but no one was transported to a hospital. Idyllwild Garage towed away the motorcycle but the Tundra, which did sustain damage, was driven away, he added.
Editor’s note: Last week’s story stated that Dawn Sonnier was the driver of the Tundra. Meyer said the CHP report was incorrect. The CHP report also stated there were three passengers. The Sonnier family said there were four.