10/04/2011 11:10 am ET | Updated Dec 04, 2011

Ortega Highway One Of California's Bloodiest - Lake Elsinore-Wildomar, CA Patch

Tragedy struck on the Ortega Highway near Lake Elsinore Sunday, but a body bag on the treacherous roadway was perhaps too familiar for some first responders.

William James Kaucky, 39, lost his life Oct. 2 on the highway after the 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle he was riding struck an embankment while traveling eastbound on the road's switchbacks into Lake Elsinore. The Anaheim resident came off his street bike and was accidentally run over by a fellow rider who also ended up crashing. That man, a 44-year-old Riverside resident, sustained major injuries.