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Family seek answers in motorcyclist's death

Posted: October 7, 2012 7:05 p.m.
Updated: October 7, 2012 7:05 p.m.

The family of an avid motorcyclist who died near his home Friday is still waiting for answers as to why and how he died, according to the man’s widow.

Blair Marcus Proulx, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene of a solo motorcycle accident Friday about 6 p.m. near his home in a residential neighborhood at Alta Knoll Drive, south of Elder Creek Drive.

He would have turned 52 on Thursday.

“I don’t know anything, and we’re not going to find for another couple of days,” his widow, Trish, told The Signal on Sunday.

Reached at their home on Elder Creek Drive in Saugus, she said she’s gained no insight into her husband’s death since it happened Friday.

“We’re still waiting on when we can get his motorcycle back,” she said.

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, still investigating the single vehicle crash, said Saturday that Proulx may have been trying to pull to the side of the road for medical problems when he crashed.

Lt. Mark Hershey said Proulx “wasn’t even going very fast” and that it was not clear whether he struck anything on the side of the road.

Motorcycles and fishing were his two big passions, his widow said.

“He was a big fisherman as well,” she said. “His bikes and his boats were his babies.”

Asked how she’s coping, she said: “Day-by-day. I’m numb.”

Blair Proulx, a member of the American Motorcyclist Association, took part in the 2012 Big 6 Grand Prix Championship motorcycle races in June.

Last October, he participated in the 2011 BTO Race Around the Lake competition at Castaic Lake.

The year before that he finished 6th in the Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix’s Classic B competition on Catalina Island.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner said a medical examination will be done on the body Monday.

Anyone witnessing the incident is asked to contact Det. Travis Kelly at 661-255-1121.



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