74-Year-Old Riverside Motorcyclist Dies after DUI Collision near Oak Grove Drive, Miguel Ochoa Torres Arrested
REDLANDS, CA (August 26, 2018) – An elderly motorcyclist was killed early Sunday morning after a DUI crash on Live Oak Canyon Road. The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 74-year-old Herbert Long of Riverside.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred at approximately 6:45 AM in the 2900 block of Live Oak Canyon, near Oak Grove Drive.
Long was reportedly riding eastbound when a speeding Ford Mustang crossed over into opposing traffic at a curve in the road and struck his motorcycle head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.
The driver of the Mustang ran from the scene but was soon found hiding in a ravine near the crash site. He was later identified as Miguel Ochoa Torres, 18, of Fontana. Ochoa Torress is now facing allegations of intoxicated driving, hit-and-run, and manslaughter. Officials took him to a hospital for treatment prior to booking him. His 26-year-old passenger was also treated for injuries.
Any witnesses with additional information are urged to contact the Redlands Police by calling (909) 798-7681. No further details have been disclosed as the investigation continues.
We send our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Herbert Long. Wishing them strength and comfort as they grieve for their loss. May he rest in peace.
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