UPDATE: Victim Identified
March 29, 4:12 p.m.
More details were released on a crash that killed a man in Temecula on the southbound Interstate 15.
Brent Sherrell, 41, of Temecula, was killed when a truck hauling a trailer ran over him at 6:18 a.m. just south of the Rancho California Road exit, California Highway Patrol Officer Ron Thatcher said.
Sherrell was going about 20 m.p.h. splitting traffic when he clipped a Jeep, lost control of his motorcycle and went down in front of the truck.
"As the Harley fell to the roadway, Mr. Sherrell was ejected onto the roadway directly into the path of the dump trailer,'' Thatcher said. "Subsequently, Mr. Sherrell was run over by the left rear wheels of the dump trailer, inflicting fatal injuries.''
A fatal car crash backed up traffic on southbound interstates through Temecula Tuesday morning.
The crash happened at about 6:20 a.m. on Interstate 15 just past the Rancho California Road exit, according to the California Highway Patrol. All lanes but one were blocked for more than two hours, causing a traffic backup to Menifee on Interstate 215 and Murrieta on Interstate 15.
There was a confirmed fatality, but no additional information was available.
All lanes were reopened just after 9 a.m., but a traffic advisory was still in effect for the region at 9:28 a.m.
Peter Surowski contributed to this report.