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A 72-year-old motorcyclist from San Clemente died Sunday morning, Dec. 12, in a solo traffic crash near Caspers Wilderness Park, the California Highway Patrol said.

The motorcyclist was identified by the Orange County Coroner’s office as Bruce Albert Fickling.

The driver was found unresponsive when paramedics attempted to provide medical assistance. The crash happened at approximately 9:55 a.m. on Dec. 12, according to CHP.

“The preliminary investigation revealed the rider of the Triumph motorcycle was traveling eastbound on SR-74 near Caspers Park at an unknown speed,” a CHP news release said. “For reasons still under investigation, the motorcyclist lost control of the Triumph, causing the motorcycle to overturn and partially eject the rider.”

Those with information regarding the incident can contact CHP at 949.487.4000.

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