Motorcyclist killed in solo crash on 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar

DIAMOND BAR — A motorcyclist died Friday morning on the eastbound 60 Freeway when he hit a curb and was thrown off the motorcycle.

Two eastbound lanes were closed due to the 5:27 a.m. fatal crash which occurred near the Diamond Bar Boulevard.

The California Highway Patrol described the rider as a 49-year-old Hacienda Heights man. His name wasn’t released because his family has not been notified.

CHP Officer Rodrigo Jimenez said the motorcyclist was traveling over 70 mph while eastbound in the car pool lane and approaching the 57 northbound transition road. He said the motorcyclist passed the entrance to the transition road and tried to enter the transition road by leaving the car pool lane .

Jimenez said the Harley Davidson Road King went across all four lanes, entered the right shoulder portion and struck the raised curb that separates the eastbound 60 Freeway and the transition road. The motorcycle went down and the rider was thrown off. Jimenez said the man died at the scene.

The CHP issued a SigAlert for the No. 3 and 4 lanes of the eastbound 60 Freeway at 6:29 a.m. The lanes reopened about three hours later.

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