Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident on SR79: Julian

By Joe Young
|  Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:16 AM PDT
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Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident on SR79: Julian

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California Highway Patrol reported that a 53-year-old man was killed in an accident on a stretch of State Route 79 in Julian, Saturday afternoon.

Rogelio Malihan was riding a motorcycle in the 2900 block of SR79 just before noon with his wife, son and a close friend, who rode their own motorcycles, according to officials.

As the group rode, traffic stopped the lead motorcycle, causing Malihan to slam on his brakes and forcing him off the bike, an official said.

Malihan was reportedly forced into the northbound lane of the highway where he was struck by a motorcyclist.

Malihan was later pronounced dead at the scene.

No other information about the crash was immediately available.

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