A fatal motorcycle crash and an arrest for driving under the influence took place on Hill roads over the last week.
At 7:34 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, an unidentified male motorcyclist, aged 57, of San Jacinto, was riding his 2012 black Harley Davidson eastbound on Highway 74, 3/10 of a mile west of Bee Canyon Truck Trail when he failed to execute a slight left curve in the highway, hit the right shoulder and went over a steep embankment. The rider was thrown from his motorcycle and, although wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by fire-department responders.
At 12:20 a.m. Sunday, July 31, David Miller, 52, of Idyllwild, was driving his 2015 blue Chevy Silverado westbound on Overlook Drive just west of Highway 243 when he allowed his vehicle to drift off the roadway and into a drainage culvert. Miller was arrested for a DUI and incarcerated at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning. Miller was not injured and his vehicle was only minimally damaged.