For the second consecutive weekend, a motorcycle fatality occurred on Highway 74. This collision was late Saturday morning, Feb. 21, just west of McCall Park Road.
The victim was Ashley Shinn, 29, of Moreno Valley. She was riding a red and black 2007 Honda CR6 westbound on Highway 74 at about 11:15 a.m.
Approaching in the eastbound lane was an Idyllwild Arts 2011 brown Chevrolet van. Shinn allowed her motorcycle to cross over the double-yellow lines, colliding head-on with the van. She was pronounced dead at the scene about 11:40 a.m.
Alcohol or drugs have not been ruled out as a contributing factor in this collision. At the time of the collision, the roadway was dry.
The California Highway Patrol is investigated the incident, according to CHP Public Information Officer Darren Meyer. Meyer said Shinn was wearing a helmet.
The van’s driver, Julia Countryman, 56, of Idyllwild, suffered minor injuries to her hands, and was transported to Hemet Valley Medical Center by American Medical Response.