Deadly Motorcycle Crash Near Anza-Borrego

Female victim was a passenger on her husband's motorcycle when the crash happened on SR78

By Monica Garske
|  Sunday, May 20, 2012  |  Updated 10:13 AM PDT
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Deadly Motorcycle Crash Near Anza-Borrego

CHP responded to a deadly motorcycle crash in Julian near Anza-Borrego Saturday.

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One woman is dead after a fatal motorcycle crash in Julian near Anza-Borrego Saturday.

According to authorities at CalFire, a motorcyclist went down around 12:05 p.m. on westbound State Route 78 at Banner Grade.

CHP responded to the accident.

Authorities said a husband and wife were aboard the motorcycle.

The man was driving while the woman, 39-year-old Irvine resident Julie Faith Fortier, was riding on the rear passenger seat.

According to investigators, the driver entered a right curve on the road at high rate of speed as he was entering another lane. As he merged, the driver side-swiped another motorcyclist traveling in the opposite direction.

All riders were ejected from their motorcycles onto the road.

Fortier, the female passenger, was pronounced dead at 12:46 p.m.

No further information about this collision is available at this time.

Check back for updates.

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