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Murrieta Man Killed on Orange County's Ortega Highway

The motorcyclist was identified as Travis Tucker, according to the coroner.

A 29-year-old Murrieta man died from injuries suffered when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a stopped vehicle on the Ortega Highway in Orange County, officials said Sunday.

Travis Tucker was pronounced dead at 3:03 p.m.Saturday at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo, the Orange County Coroner's office reported.

He was riding a Suzuki Samurai motorbike on westbound Route 74 in Rancho Santa Margarita about 12:15 p.m. Saturday when the bike struck the back of a 2006 Honda Element stopped in heavy traffic, officials said.

The Honda's driver, a 54-year-old Capistrano Beach woman, was not hurt or cited, CHP officers said.

---City News Service

True Authority November 08, 2012 at 04:42 PM
CJY, you are the asshole for thinking just because he is a Marine he can't do something stupid. Lots of people die doing the wrong thing and leave behind beautiful families that doesn't make someone critical of their behavior an asshole, you asshole.
Jeremy Turner November 15, 2012 at 06:00 AM
CYJ, I also knew Tucker, but I knew him when he was in Beaufort SC, and I agree wholeheartedly that he was a great Marine. I considered Tucker a great friend and do miss him dearly, I sadly lost contact with him once I was deployed again. I only recently learned of what happend to him and the accident. CYJ, please do me a favor and express my sorrows to his family. True Authority, I don't know what your true job is or anything, I do know that you are a complete idiot, you should gather "ALL THE FACTS" before you voice your opinions. Secondly, yes I do believe that you are a heartless ass for getting onto this thread and trying to taint it by your useless and tasteless comments. Finally, do us all a favor and pull your head out of your ass and get off this thread, if you require assistance in removing your head from your ass please let me know, I am SGT. Turner JM (USMC). Tucker was a good man and will be sorely missed. Much love to his friends and family. Semper Fidelis!!
True Authority November 15, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Jeremy Turner, did you witness this event and conduct an investigation? What was that you say? No? Then Jeremy, you are not only the idiot but a hypocrite as well. Getting on this thread and trying to taint it? Hello! This thread is pure opinion, I don't see anywhere that describes it's purpose as a memorial to a fallen friend. That means you are guilty of trying to taint it, by insisting this thread is something it's not! I am no less entitled to my opinion than you are to yours. How about this... If you don't like my opinion then why don't you get off this thread and find one that only says what you want to hear? The next time I find my head in my ass, I will look you up. I could be wrong, but based on your comments, you don't strike me as someone who will help me remove my head from my ass. Instead, I see you as someone who might attempt to try and insert it there.
Jeremy Turner November 16, 2012 at 06:56 AM
While I did not witness the event, I have in fact talked to those closely involved in reviewing how the crash occured and have gathered facts from both sides. As I can tell you did not witness the event either so you should make sure to keep your idiot mouth shut as well. As far as the thread tainting goes, your comments have been in very poor taste, when consideration is taken from the other comments on this thread. I agree with the fact that you are entitled to share your opinion as well, but having some compassion for the fact that a man lost his life and that the accident was terrible for his family would be a considerate action. Regarding your last set of comments, I will let you have the last word there since it appears that you deperately need it, I will take your advice and find a thread that is in line with honoring a fallen friend. I wish everyone well and bid everyone farewell !!
True Authority November 16, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Jeremy. it seems you may be confused by the definition of a fact. The information from witness accounts are not fact. A fact would possibly be that you spoke to the witness and they told you something, but not the content of what the witness told you. I didn't realize this event was an "us vs them" situation, so I am not sure what talking to both sides means. The more you speak the more your inner hypocrite comes out. Unfortunately in this world, failing to acknowledge the causal factors in events like these in order to not "taint" the name of those involved commonplace and socially acceptable. Fatalities on the Ortega involving motorcycles are occurring far too often and have been for far too long, which might suggest we spend too much time "honoring" the "victim" by not talking about the mistakes which were made and learning from them. Once again, this was not an "accident" and it was avoidable. As someone who commutes over this road daily, I am very tired of having to deal with the consequences of these behaviors time and again. It simply takes education and the application of sound judgement to significantly minimize the occurrence of catastrophes such as these. However, there are those who will not learn from these events. They will not learn because they dare not talk about them in an honest and open fashion. Until we can do so we are doomed to experience them over and over. Who is the true idiot here Jeremy?

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