A 29-year-old motorcyclist was killed after driving his Suzuki Samurai motorcycle into the back of a stopped car on the Ortega Highway, the coroner's office said Sunday.
The motorcyclist was identified as Travis Tucker of Murrieta.
The crash occurred about 12:18 p.m. Saturday on the westbound highway, about 14 miles east of Interstate 5, according to a department statement.
Tucker's motorcycle hit the rear of a 2006 Honda Element that had stopped in heavy traffic on the mountain road. The Honda's driver, a 54-year-old Capistrano Beach woman, was not hurt or cited, CHP officers said.
Paramedics rushed Tucker to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, where he was pronounced dead at 3:03 p.m. Saturday.
-- City News Service