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November 19, 2012
A motorcycle caught fire after a collision on the 405 Freeway in Huntington Beach on Monday morning, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said. About 8:21 a.m., the highway patrol received a call about a three-vehicle collision on the 405 at Beach Boulevard. Responders found a motorcycle in flames in the carpool lane and two cars on the shoulder, Officer John Latosquin said. It was unclear what caused the collision or whether any parties were injured or killed, he said, although he noted that an ambulance had arrived.
NEWS
March 2, 2011
The Huntington Beach Police Department is looking for the driver of a sedan-style black Dodge Charger or Magnum that collided with a motorcyclist about 2 p.m. Thursday. The driver fled the scene after the collision at Beach Boulevard north of Slater Avenue, according to a news release issued by the Police Department. The 29-year-old cyclist was found in the roadway and was transported to UCI Medical Center with serious injuries, the release said. The suspect was last seen driving northbound on Beach.
NEWS
April 8, 2010
Huntington Beach native Kelly Moran, a two-time U.S. motorcycle racing national champion , died Sunday from complications from emphysema. He was 49. A public memorial service is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. It will be held prior to the Spring Classic Speedway races. Moran was a U.S. national champion in 1983 and 1984. Riding for British clubs, he previously finished fourth at the world championships in 1979 and 1982. He was nicknamed “Jelly Man” and “The Wizard of Balance” for the way he would hang off his motorcycle while cornering.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | November 8, 2007
A woman crossing Beach Boulevard died after two cars and a motorcycle struck her one after the other Wednesday evening, police said. The victim’s identity has not been released because authorities are still trying to contact her family, according to the Orange County coroner’s office. While crossing Beach Boulevard near Newman Avenue, she was run over by a 1993 Ford Explorer, then hit by a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser and a dark-colored motorcycle. A section of the street was closed down for several hours that night for the investigation.
LOCAL
March 5, 2009
A Huntington Beach motorcyclist recently died after he collided with an SUV on Golden West Street, police said. Police were called at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday, after Ian Lopez, 18, struck a Toyota 4Runner that was exiting a neighborhood at Tucana Lane. Lopez, who was riding a 2008 Honda motorcycle, collided with the SUV when it began crossing the southbound lanes of Golden West after making a left turn, police said. The driver of the SUV, Frederick Markle, 49, of Huntington Beach, was not injured in the accident, police said.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | November 14, 2007
Police are still looking for the rider of a motorcycle that was one of three vehicles to strike a woman who died crossing Beach Boulevard last week. Two cars and a motorcycle ran over the woman one after the other Wednesday evening, police said. The Orange County coroner’s office identified her as Janice Michelle McIntosh, 58, a transient. While crossing Beach Boulevard near Newman Avenue, she was run over by a 1993 Ford Explorer, then hit by a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser and a dark-colored motorcycle.
NEWS
June 30, 2009
A Sunset Beach man was killed Friday in Huntington Beach after a vehicle collided with his motorcycle on Edwards Street. Mark Hampton Montgomery, 59, was riding his motorcycle westbound on Edwards at 5:20 p.m. when a gold four-door vehicle, traveling east on Garfield Avenue, made a northbound turn in front of Montgomery, police said in a release. Montgomery collided with the vehicle and was seriously injured. He died after being transported to a local hospital. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call Huntington Beach Police Department Investigator Bob Barr at (714)
LOCAL
By Purnima Mudnal | September 22, 2006
A Huntington Beach man was killed in Nevada when he lost control of his motorcycle while changing lanes and was run over by an 18-wheeler truck, according to a Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman. Terry L. Vannoy, 54, was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle along with a friend eastbound on the Interstate 80 Freeway probably to attend a motorcycle event “Street Vibrations” in Reno, said Jim Link, deputy coroner in Washoe County, Nevada. The accident occurred at 3.57 p.m. on Thursday.
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NEWS
January 2, 2014
A Huntington Beach man was killed Wednesday morning after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing into several objects, including a shopping center sign, authorities said. Brandon Wenn, 29, was driving his Suzuki 750 motorcycle northbound on Goldenwest Street when he lost control of the bike south of Yorktown Avenue, according to a news release. Police arrived at the scene just after 2:30 a.m. and found Wenn near the intersection of Goldenwest Street and Yorktown Avenue.
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NEWS
July 23, 2013
A Huntington Beach man pleaded not guilty Monday to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and two other charges in the death of a woman who was riding on the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle, according to Orange County Superior Court records. Tadashi Mizutani, 69, is accused of killing Huntington Beach resident Kelly Morehouse, 25, and injuring her boyfriend Taylor Rolfson, 24, on June 1 after their vehicles collided at Goldenwest Street and Rio Vista Drive in Huntington Beach.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | June 5, 2013
Kelly Morehouse had aspirations to become a teacher, like her parents. She earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Cal State Long Beach in May and started talking with Circle View first-grade teacher Heather Pouelsen. She was planning on student-teaching with Pouelsen in the fall, said Karen Morehouse, Kelly's mother, who has been teaching English at Huntington Beach High School for 38 years. Bill Morehouse, her father, who retired in 2012 after 37 years at Huntington Beach High, said his daughter had an inkling of what she wanted to do when she was still in high school, but he remembers when the idea really began to crystallize for her. "All of a sudden a light came on and that's what every parent waits for," he recalled.
NEWS
November 19, 2012
A motorcycle caught fire after a collision on the 405 Freeway in Huntington Beach on Monday morning, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said. About 8:21 a.m., the highway patrol received a call about a three-vehicle collision on the 405 at Beach Boulevard. Responders found a motorcycle in flames in the carpool lane and two cars on the shoulder, Officer John Latosquin said. It was unclear what caused the collision or whether any parties were injured or killed, he said, although he noted that an ambulance had arrived.
NEWS
December 7, 2011
A man was killed Tuesday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Brookhurst Street south of Adams Avenue in Huntington Beach. The motorcycle driver, whose name has not been released pending next-of-kin notification, sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release from the Huntington Beach Police Department. Police responded to the report about 1:50 p.m. when it is believed that the driver of the black-and-orange 2009 Yamaha motorcycle was going south on Brookhurst before colliding with a 1982 Silverado pickup truck.
NEWS
March 2, 2011
The Huntington Beach Police Department is looking for the driver of a sedan-style black Dodge Charger or Magnum that collided with a motorcyclist about 2 p.m. Thursday. The driver fled the scene after the collision at Beach Boulevard north of Slater Avenue, according to a news release issued by the Police Department. The 29-year-old cyclist was found in the roadway and was transported to UCI Medical Center with serious injuries, the release said. The suspect was last seen driving northbound on Beach.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | June 3, 2010
B urt Munro's 1920 Indian motorcycle has been on quite a journey since it set the world speed record. In 1967, the New Zealand motorcycle racer blazed across the Bonneville Salt Flats at 190.07 mph, the fastest speed ever recorded on an Indian, an American-made motorcycle that has since achieved a loyal cult following. After Munor's death 11 years later, Anthony Hopkins played him in "The World's Fastest Indian," while the record-setting vehicle changed hands around California.
NEWS
April 8, 2010
Huntington Beach native Kelly Moran, a two-time U.S. motorcycle racing national champion , died Sunday from complications from emphysema. He was 49. A public memorial service is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. It will be held prior to the Spring Classic Speedway races. Moran was a U.S. national champion in 1983 and 1984. Riding for British clubs, he previously finished fourth at the world championships in 1979 and 1982. He was nicknamed “Jelly Man” and “The Wizard of Balance” for the way he would hang off his motorcycle while cornering.
NEWS
February 8, 2010
A Huntington Beach motorcyclist died Sunday in a traffic collision with a car. Richard Ciancone, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1986 Harley Davidson collided head-on with a red 2007 Honda Element, according to a preliminary investigation by the Huntington Beach Police Department. Ciancone was driving west on Heil Avenue around 1:52 a.m. Sunday in the No. 1 lane toward Bradbury Lane when 19-year-old Nathan Bower of Huntington Beach was driving his Honda Element east on Heil, officials said.
FEATURES
December 31, 2009
Santa Claus came early this year in Huntington Beach — and he came on a motorcycle. More than a hundred motorcyclists rode in the ninth annual Santa Ride on Dec. 24 to deliver toys to a local youth shelter. “The ride was fantastic. It was the best turnout we’ve had yet,” Greg Coleman, owner of the Huntington Beach Irish-style pub Fitzgeralds, said in an e-mail. Fitzgeralds collected donations of new, unwrapped toys and gifts for Orangewood Children’s Home, an Orange County shelter for abused or neglected children.
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