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Murrieta Man Dies Following Motorcycle Crash

Thomas Huyler, 51, of Murrieta, died Friday at Inland Valley Medical Center after injuries suffered in a Feb. 2 crash in Aguanga.

A Murrieta man died Friday from injuries suffered in a Feb. 2 motorcycle crash, according to authorities.

Thomas Huyler, 51, of Murrieta, died at 12:35 p.m. Friday at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, according to a coroner's report.

At about 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, Huyler was riding a motorcycle on Sage Road, about 2.5 miles north of Highway 79 South in Aguanga, when for unknown reasons, he lost control, left the roadway and hit a tree, the coroner's office stated in the report.

California Highway Patrol Temecula Area and Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department responded to the crash.

The crash happened as Huyler was negotiating a sharp right turn in the roadway, according to CHP's report. His 2007 Ducati overturned as a result, according to the report.

Huyler, who was wearing a helmet, had to be airlifted from the scene due to major head injuries suffered upon impact, according to authorities.

Editor's Note: This post was updated at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 with information from CHP's accident investigation.

Bruin February 21, 2013 at 04:17 PM
My prayers are to his family and friends.
Timber February 23, 2013 at 05:48 PM
I suspect speed was a major factor in this unfortunate crash. Motorcycle protective gear has its limitations. I ride and this loss of Mr. Huyler saddens me. May the sunny times of his life bring solace to his family and friends.
sammi February 27, 2013 at 06:21 AM
Actually, Timber, you suspect wrong. He was not speeding

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