UPDATE: Crash on Beaumont Freeway Kills One, Circumstances Revealed

Motorcycle rider gets run over by big rig and dies at the scene.

UPDATED at 9:25 p.m.

The driver of a motorcycle died after losing control of his bike and getting run over by a big rig.

The crash occurred just before 6 p.m. on the westbound I-10 approximately 1/4 mile east of Beaumont Avenue, according to Jody Hagemann, spokeswoman for Cal Fire.

The motorcycle rider has been identified as 29-year-old Christian Lancaster, of Cathedral City. Lancaster was riding a 2003 Honda CBR-600RR, according to CHP Officer Darren Meyer.

"He was the last rider in a small sport bike motorcycle group," said Meyer. "As Lancaster was attempting to keep up with the group, he came upon a Chevrolet Suburban towing a flatbed trailer in the slow lane and a big-rig truck towing a semi-trailer in the #3 lane. He attempted to split the lanes, riding between the Suburban on the right and the big-rig on the left. As he was passing between the vehicles he lost control of his motorcycle. Lancaster was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in the number 3 lane, directly in the path of the big-rig’s right rear trailer tires. He was run over by the big-rig and pronounced deceased at the scene."

The big rig did not stop and is described as being red and pulling a light colored semi-trailer.

Alcohol and drugs were not determined to be a factor.

While CHP investigated the scene, the two right lanes of Westbound I-10 were closed for around two hours.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact CHP officer Steven Storm at 951-769-2000.

Adam Ortiz July 24, 2012 at 05:08 AM
For those that are askin for a memorial fund account Chris's lady alex set up a PayPal account.. Djchrisl@gmail.com
Washy July 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM
We need a memorial bank account. Go to BofA and ask them to help you set up one. I am not randomly sending anything via Paypal. Besides it will cost the family if she recieves more then 500 via the paypal they will call it a business account.....
Elizabeth July 28, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Celayoa, I have been looking up articles about this all day because I can't believe it. I know his mother and she lost her only other son to an auto accident a few years ago. More prayers needed than you could ever imagine :(
Elizabeth July 28, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Nora, the first lane is the fast lane.
reader July 30, 2012 at 02:01 AM
The world has lost a special soul, as a child, kind and rspectful to adults. He was the little kid who always walked on his hands at parties. He grew up to be caring, responsible and loving, and despite hardships, seems to have really been enjoying life. I am glad for this. He had quite the following as DJ Chris. That he touched so many hearts can be seen by the outpouring of grief and support expressed in his community by his family, especially his Mom and Alexandra, his friends, and co-workers. He will be missed.


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