A motorcycle crash over the July 4th holiday weekend has claimed the life of a member of the United States Navy. The Navy Times reports that Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Emmette Antoine Brown II, 30, was killed while riding his Honda CBR600RR motorcycle on Sunday, July 7th West of Hellhole Canyon when the fatal crash occurred.
Brown was traveling southbound on Valley Center Road with his motorcycle at the same time that a Nissan Altima was turning into the roadway. Brown’s motorcycle struck the rear quarter panel of the Nissan. The impact caused him to be ejected from his motorcycle and onto the pavement.
Emergency crews from Palomar Medical Center were called to the scene of the accident and Brown was rushed to the hospital for treatment. He later died as the result of injuries he suffered in the crash.
An investigation into the cause of Brown’s death by the Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that the victim died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries.
The CHP said in a statement that the driver of the Nissan along with a second adult and a 3-year-old child were treated for minor injuries after the collision and all are expected to be OK.
Investigators have not yet determined what may have caused the crash or which motorist was at fault. No charges have been filed at this time.