The fatal traffic collision occurred around 9:35 a.m. Monday (May 20) on Angeles Forest Highway south of Mill Creek Summit, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Samuel Lee Wright Jr. was riding a 2012 Honda NC700 southbound on Angeles Forest Highway at about 65 to 70 miles per hour, when he attempted to overtake a 2008 Dodge Challenger that was traveling about 30 miles per hour, the report states.
Wright went into the northbound lane across double yellow lines to pass the car, and then swerved back into the southbound lane before riding onto the west shoulder and losing control of his motorcycle, the CHP report states.
Both the motorcycle and the car crashed into the side of the mountain, and rocks came down onto the roadway, according to the report.
Wright was thrown from his motorcycle and he sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Dodge Challenger struck a rock, which bent its front right rim. However, its driver – 49-year-old Gregory Early Holman Jr. of Lancaster – was not injured in the collision.