A 62-year-old man from Corona was identified today as the man killed in a Friday motorcycle crash in Borrego Springs.
Mark C. Larsen of Corona was driving a 1946 Indian Chief motorcycle and crashed on the curve on Montezuma Valley Road at Palm Canyon Drive about 3:15 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Larsen was driving at about 40 miles per hour and over-applied the brakes, which caused the motorcycle to skid.
He lost control of the bike and it went off the right side of the roadway, over the dirt shoulder and then crashed into a rock embankment, the CHP reported.
Larsen was thrown from the motorcycle, and both he and the vehicle came to rest in the eastbound lane, according to the report.
Borrego Springs Fire Department personnel provided the rider medical attention, but he died at the scene, CHP officials said in a statement.
Borrego Springs is a small resort town 35 miles west of the Salton Sea, in northeast San Diego County.