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Police: Murrieta Man Killed Wife, an Escondido Cop

Updated: Fatal Accident Shuts Down 215

The accident took place at 7:33 a.m. near the Murrieta Hot Springs exit.

Update, 1:15 p.m.: The motorcyclist, a man in his late 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, Murrieta Fire Department spokesman Matt Corelli said. Corelli added that it was unclear how many people were involved, but no other injuries were reported. - City News Service

UPDATE, 10:50 a.m.: All lanes appear to be open, with emergency crews no longer on the scene. According to reports, the motorcyclist involved in the crash is the fatality.

A crash at 7:33 a.m. involving four vehicles and a motorcyclist has shut down the southbound 215.

There has been at least one fatality. According to the Southwest Riverside News Network, the four vehicles were all in the number one lane behind the motorcycle, and rear-ended each other.

The accident occurred close to the Murrieta Hot Springs Road exit. Traffic is being diverted off Murrieta Hot Springs Road, and a SigAlert was issued for the next few hours.

Check back with Murrieta Patch for more details as they become available.

lovemyfamily June 13, 2012 at 07:16 AM
I can' t believe the comments some people are posting... what is wrong with you people? Someone lost their life and you are not the one to be judging how HE lost it. Stop, and have some sympathy. There is a family mourning for their love one have some respect. When I read about this incident my heart broke into a million pieces. I just kept thinking about all the details they give in these news and my stomach just turned. It is such a tragedy. My prayers go out to his loved ones. God bless him. I also pray that his family finds the strength that they will need.
John Kirk De Ritis June 13, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Obviously with the amounts of fatalities and accidents in this construction corridor policing ourselves I agree about 88% of us do but it's the other 22% of the morons that get us into accidents . Lane splitting should be against the law in a construction zone .
John Lee June 13, 2012 at 07:11 PM
i was in the four car crash the other day it was a very tragic incident to see a man lying there lifeless really woke me up i am still shocked over it and to just think that could of been me or my brother lying there thank god i had my seat belt on
Paul June 14, 2012 at 07:20 AM
Drivers tend to drive too closed to the vehicles ahead of them. 55 mph = 80 feet per second. 65 mph = 95 feet per second. 75 mph = 110 feet per second.. If you are going this fast with only 30 to 50 feet behind another car and suddenly the cars ahead are going a lot slower you are likly going going to crash. Reaction IF you are already paying attention is about one-half second to start applying the brakes. Drive safely!
Enrique A June 16, 2012 at 12:29 AM
A Memorial Account has been establish at SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in Murrieta. Below is the information: Manny Alves Memorial Fund c/o SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union 40428 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd #101 Murrieta, CA 92563 714-258-4000 (Located at Sam's Club Shopping Center off Murrieta Hot Springs Rd & Alta Murrieta Rd) Thank you

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