A motorcyclist and pedestrian both killed in a crash on the transition to eastbound State Route 94 from southbound Interstate 5 Thursday night have been identified, authorities confirmed.
A 28-year-old motorcyclist -- identified as Wil Dean Mann -- was riding his 2003 Honda CBR southbound on I-5 Thursday, traveling onto SR-94 just before 10 p.m., California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers said.
At the same time, a transient -- identified as Ronald Smith -- was walking across the transition road, CHP officers said.
As Smith walked in the lane, the motorcyclist struck him. Mann was thrown from his bike, landing on the roadway, officers said.
Just then, CHP officials say an 80-year-old man was driving a 2015 Scion XB southbound on I-5 onto the SR-94 transition. The driver crashed into the downed motorcycle, and into the motorcyclist.
CHP officials say both the motorcyclist and pedestrian were killed in the collisions. The elderly driver was not injured.
The investigation is ongoing.
All lanes of the connector were shut down to traffic for about six hours overnight as investigators gathered evidence.