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UPDATED: Motorcyclist identified in fatal Highway 126 crash

Posted: December 13, 2012 9:43 a.m.
Updated: December 13, 2012 5:35 p.m.
 

California Highway Patrol officers have identified the motorcyclist killed in this morning’s crash on Highway 126 near Chiquito Canyon Road as 20-year-old Benjamin Borick, of Newhall.

Shortly after 7:15 a.m. Thursday, CHP officers were called for a motorcyclist lying on the roadway, the victim of a traffic collision, according to CHP Investigating Officer J. Mitchell.

Borick was travelling westbound on Highway 126, just east of Chiquito Canyon Road at “a high rate of speed,” Mitchell told The Signal.

The driver of a 1994 GMC Suburban SUV was southbound on Chiquito and had stopped at a stop sign, preparing to make a left turn on the eastbound lanes of the highway, he said.

The driver, identified as James Loveless, 61, of Val Verde, started his turn from Chiquito as Borick was approaching the intersection on his 2005 Kawasaki EX500D motorcycle.

Borick lost control of the motorcycle and collided into the left side of the Suburban, Mitchell said.

“He was travelling at a high rate of speed,” Mitchell told The Signal as he was typing his report.

Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived at the crash site, he said.

Borick suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics at about 7:35 a.m.

A motorist who arrived at the scene just prior to paramedics called The Signal seeking information on the crash, said she felt the young man’s pulse in an effort to help him.

“All I did was feel his pulse,” said the woman who works in Ventura and did not want to give her name.

“I saw him driving on the 126 just prior to the accident,” she said. “I felt really bad. The other driver felt really bad.

“It was so sad,” she said.

The crash remains under investigation.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

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