Updated at 11 p.m.
The motorcycle rider who died when his bike slammed into the side of an SUV in Wildomar has been identified as a 47-year-old Wildomar resident.
Nicholas Soltz was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, reported about 2:45 p.m. on Grape Street, near Railroad Canyon Road.
Updated at 9 p.m. with motorcyclist the one that was killed.
A motorcyclist whose bike broadsided a smallish SUV in Lake Elsinore Thursday died at the scene of the crash, authorities said.
The crash in the 31000 block of Grape Street, about a quarter-mile south of Railroad Canyon Road, was reported about 2:45 p.m.
Investigators determined that the biker was traveling in a far left lane of northbound Grape Street, approaching the Walmart shopping center.
The SUV's driver turned left, directly in front of the motorcycle, which T-boned the vehicle, according to sheriff's Sgt. Marc Cloutier.
Deputies closed all northbound lanes of Grape Street in the area and the investigation was continuing, authorities said.
The SUV driver was taken to an area hospital.
Authorities have not released the name of the motorcycle rider, pending notification of kin.
One person died and another was badly injured Thursday in a crash between a motorcycle and a vehicle near a Walmart store in Lake Elsinore.
The crash in the 31000 block of Grape Street, near Railroad Canyon Road, was reported about 2:45 p.m.
Patch learned at the scene that northbound Grape Street was shut down at Oak Tree Drive.
One person was taken to a local hospital, according to Cal Fire.