Updated 10:40 p.m.: Officials have released the name of the motorist who was killed Thursday in a Lake Elsinore crash.
Wildomar resident Nicholas Soltz, 47, was riding a motorcycle traveling northbound in the number two lane of Grape Street approaching the Walmart Shopping Center when the driver of a mid-sized sport utility vehicle turned left into his path, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report.
Soltz struck the mid- to right rear portion of the SUV. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle who struck the motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital for undisclosed injuries, the report said.
The roadway was closed for the investigation across all northbound lanes and is expected to be re-opened at approximately 9 p.m.
The Lake Elsinore Police Department reminds all motorists to always be alert and watch out for motorcycles, especially when turning and changing lanes.
Original story: One person was killed today after a collision at Grape Street and Railroad Canyon Rd. in Lake Elsinore, it was reported.
According to a Riverside County Fire Department report, the crash occurred at 2:46 p.m. when a motorcyclist collided with the driver of a silver, mid-sized SUV.
Officials for Calfire and Riverside County Fire Department responded.
One victim died at the scene.
Another person was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with moderate injuries.