UPDATE 10:30 a.m. Aug. 15: The driver in a crash that killed a Murrieta man Sunday was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said today.
Jose Lujan, 30, of Vista, was contacted at the scene and detained on suspicion of DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Steve de la Vara said in news release.
In addition, Lujan is suspected of driving without a license and driving at a speed in excess of 55 mph.
He was being held at the Southwest Detention Center in lieu of $500,000 bail.
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A Murrieta man died of injuries suffered in a motorcyle crash with a pickup truck near the border of Murrieta and Wildomar today.
The crash was reported about 3:15 p.m. on Clinton Keith Road, west of Palomar Street, according to sheriff's officials.
The victim, Jon Boehning, 47, of Murrieta was taken to Inland Valley Regional Medical Center, where he died less than two hours later, according to a coroner's report.
The wrecked bike and subsequent investigation forced closure of Palomar Street for hours.
Waleed Kahalil, 46, who manages the 24-hour Bear Valley Ranch Market on Clinton Keith and Palomar, said most of the businesses near his closed for the day once sheriff's deputies closed off the street.
He said became alarmed when the noise of the crash reached him.
“I heard the crash and went outside right away,” Kahalil said.
“I ran all the way to the accident site…and saw the man shaking on the ground.”
According to Kahalil, motorists immediately got out of their vehicles and began directing traffic, while two men--one identified himself as a paramedic and the other as a firefighter--began CPR on the victim.
“He was in bad shape," said Kahalil, shaking his head.
Maggie Avants contibuted to this report.