By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — A 26-year-old motorcyclist from Moreno Valley fatally crashed into a tree in East Riverside off Eucalyptus and University avenues on Thursday at 10:40 p.m. 

The identity of the man has not been released. Riverside Police Department Sgt. Ryan Taack said the victim “failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway” while he was driving his 2020 Yamaha R7 eastbound on University. The rider hit a tree along the south side of the road and was ejected from the motorcycle.

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Within a few minutes, paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the victim to Riverside Community Hospital. According to Taack, the rider died an hour later. 

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According to authorities, it is unknown if drugs and alcohol were contributing factors.


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