Friday , 28 October 2016
Friends say 62-year-old Jon Burnside was a kind soul and would do anything to help anyone.
Friends say 62-year-old Jon Burnside was a kind soul and would do anything to help anyone. (photo: Facebook)

Motorcyclist Who Died Weeks After Hesperia Collision ID’d

HESPERIA-(  The man who died on March 23rd after being hospitalized for a March 5th single-vehicle motorcycle collision has been identified as 62-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Jon Franklin Burnside.

Burnside was pronounced dead at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Wednesday evening nearly three weeks after the Arrowhead Lake Road crash near Pinnacle Street, San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department officials said.

A San Bernardino County Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) investigations was sparked when authorities were notified of his death. The investigation closed down Arrowhead Lake Road in both directions on Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:45 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Department press release said that Burnside was riding his 2014 Harley Davidson Motorcycle northbound on Arrowhead Lake Road, when for unknown reasons his motorcycle hit the roadway, hit a curb on the east side and was sent to the open desert area east of the roadway.

Friends of Burnside said that he was well-love and described him as a good-natured soul with a big smile. Just a week prior to his death friends reported that he was showing some improvement. Family, friends and co-workers from the Hesperia Water District say that Burnside will be missed greatly.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information or who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Deputy Simon DeMuri at the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station at 760-947-1500.

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