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Rider identified in deadly motorcycle crash as Victorville man, 34

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office has identified the rider killed in a solo motorcycle crash Sunday.

On November 17, 2019, at 3:55 PM, a 911 call was made reporting a motorcycle traffic collision near the intersection of La Mesa Road east of Pacoima Road, in Victorville.

A 34-year-old Victorville resident was killed in a motorcycle crash. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies and fire department personnel responded and found the driver, Roscoe Joseph Johnson Jr., age 34, a resident of Victorville, with multiple injuries, the Coroner’s officials stated.

Roscoe Johnson – Photo: Facebook

Deputies determined the red Honda motorcycle was traveling westbound on La Mesa Road from El Evado Road when the rider lost control and struck a curb.

The motorcycle rider was ejected during the crash and pronounced deceased at the scene.

“Investigators are looking into whether drugs, alcohol, or vehicle speed were factors in the collision,” the Victorville Police Department stated in a news release.

The rider struck a curb, then a utility box before colliding into a light pole. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News. )

La Mesa Road in the area of the collision was closed in both directions for several hours while investigators processed the scene for evidence and interviewed witnesses.

Loved ones have planned a candlelight vigil for Roscoe Jr Johnson tonight at 5:00 pm, near the scene of the accident.

La Mesa Road was closed for several hours while authorities investigated. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News. )

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Deputies A. Zapata or A. Ramos at the Victorville Police Station.

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