LAKE ELSINORE ( — A man from Orange was killed Sunday morning after his motorcycle hit the side of a sedan pulling a small trailer on Ortega Highway.

The crash occurred at 8:44 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. It resulted in the closure of Route 74 between Orange County and Lake Elsinore.

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Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Larry Kurtz said the 49-year-old man was driving a “high performing motorcycle.”

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According to CHP officials, the motorcycle struck a light blue Chevrolet Cruze that was hauling a small trailer. The driver of the car was not injured, although its airbags did deploy.

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