According to CHP Officer Mike Murawski, the rider of Honda Shadow 500 crashed on Highway 243 near Idyllwild Pines Camp. civilians were providing CPR before emergency personnel arrived. Idyllwild Fire, Idyllwild Volunteer Fire Company 621 and Riverside County Fire responded to the scene, closing Highway 243 in both directions for about 30 minutes while emergency personnel worked. The cyclist was transported by Idyllwild Fire to Keenwild Forest Service Station to meet Mercy Air, where he subsequently died from his injuries.
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