Motorcyclist Dies In Apparent Racing Accident In Angeles National Forest

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (CBSLA.com) — A motorcyclist who died in an apparent race accident in the Angeles National Forest was identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office Wednesday.

Kirk Lane died from traumatic injuries sustained Tuesday while riding a 2007 Kawasaki ZX10 on the Angeles Forest Highway near Mt. Emma Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The 47-year-old Palmdale resident was traveling at a high rate of speed when two other motorcyclists passed him on the left, CHP Officer A. Hernandez said.

Lane apparently passed another motorcycle on the right before riding onto the shoulder and hitting a dirt berm that propelled him over the side into a ravine.

Authorities said he went into full cardiac arrest and died from his injuries.

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