At approximately 7:25 p.m. dispatchers received a report of a motorcycle down off the roadway. Emergency personnel arrived to find the severely injured 28-year-old man and a red Harley Davidson on the east side of Caliente Road.
Emergency medical personnel on scene determined that the man, later identified as Richard Prest, would need to be airlifted. The road was closed so that a landing zone was set up at the scene and Prest was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries.
The family of Richard Prest has set up a Go Fund Me Account to help raise funds for the cost of his burial. According to the family’s Go Fund Me Account, Prest was the sole provider for his family. He leaves behind his pregnant wife and two other children.
The Major Accident Investigation Team from the Hesperia Station responded to conduct an investigation. Through investigation, they were able to determine that the motorcycle was riding north on Caliente Road when for reasons still under investigation, the motorcycle left the roadway on the east side and continued north on the dirt shoulder before the collision occurred.
The road was closed between Ranchero and El Centro Roads until 1:30 a.m. for the investigation. Anyone with information about the collision can contact Deputies Brian LoVasco or Derek Zane from the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at (760) 947-1500.
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