SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A woman killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 78 east of Julian was identified Sunday as a 39-year-old Irvine resident.
Julie Faith Fortier was riding west on the back of a motorcycle driven by husband about noon Saturday when they sideswiped another motorcycle going east on Highway 78 and crashed, according to the California Highway Patrol and the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office.
The accident happened on a curve along the Banner Grade, with the motorcycle Fortier was on apparently crossing onto the wrong side of the road.
Three other motorcycle riders were injured in separate accidents in the East County Saturday, the U-T San Diego reported.
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JULIAN (CNS) - A woman was killed Saturday in a single-motorcycle crash on state Route 78, east of Julian, according to the California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire.
The crash was reported shortly after noon in a rural area at Banner Grade, on a horseshoe curve on the highway about a mile east of Julian, according to the CHP.
The motorcycle's rider was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:50 p.m., said Capt. Mike Mohler of Cal Fire. Her name was not immediately released.
Westbound state Route 78 was shut down at Scissors Crossing, the CHP reported on its website.
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