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CHP ID’s Man Killed in Motorcycle Collision as 29-Year-Old Victorville Resident

CHP ID’s Man Killed in Motorcycle Collision as 29-Year-Old Victorville Resident

HESPERIA – The man killed in a fiery motorcycle crash on Thursday morning has been identified by the CHP as 29-year-old Jonathan Tran of Victorville.

CHP officials said that based on the investigation, Tran was riding his 2014 Yamaha motorcycle on the I-15, south of Oak Hills Road around 65 miles per hour between the #1 and #2 lanes. For reasons that remain under investigation, just before 5:56 a.m. Tran collided into the back of a 2014 Kia Rio driven in the #1 lane at around 40 miles per hour by Marc Rohrich, 29, of Hesperia.

The force of the collision caused the motorcycle to veer right into the #3 lane, in the path of a 2011 Volvo semi-tractor trailer driven by Joel Becerril, 47, of Hesperia. The Volvo semi struck the motorcycle and the rider causing Tran to be ejected from the motorcycle and for the motorcycle to burst into flames. The motorcycle landed in the #3 lane.

The California Highway Patrol and emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and determined that Tran was dead on arrival. The #1, #2, and #3 lanes were closed for the investigation. A SigAlert was issued and only the  #4 lane remained open to traffic. All lanes were reopened to traffic at around 9:15 a.m.

The collision remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact Officer White at the San Bernardino CHP Area office at (909)383-4247.

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  • On that stretch …. tractor trailers are supposed to be in the right most lane and a speed limit of 45 mph….. not like CHP is ever out there enforcing that though.

  • Ginger Williams

    It was foggy this morning. What the heck was he going in and out of traffic for in the fog.

  • Michael Panici

    Why was the car going 45 miles an hour in the fast lane?? It’s fine if you want to drive slower, but it’s the law to yield the right of way….. The car shouldn’t have been in the #1 lane… But that’s the problem with these entitled Californians… I just drive any where I please even though I don’t know what I am doing….