Originally posted at 9:56 a.m. March 22, 2014. Edited with new information.
The Coroner's Office today released the name of the motorcyclist who was killed when a car turned into the path of his apparently-speeding cycle in Santiago Canyon, east of Irvine.
The motorcyclist was Christopher Harty, 23, of Mission Viejo, according to the Coroner's Office.
The crash was reported at 3:55 p.m. Friday on Santiago Road near Ridgeline Road, said a California Highway Patrol dispatcher.
A 38-year-old woman driving a 2007 Toyota east on Ridgeline Road stopped at the stop sign at Santiago Canyon Road, and she pulled out to make a left turn in front of Harty's 2013 Aprilia, according to the CHP.
Harty's motorcycle was driven at approximately 65 to 75 miles per hour southbound on Santiago Road approaching the intersection when it crashed into the left front of the Toyota. He was ejected from his bike.
The speed limit there is 55 miles per hour, according to photographs of the road.
Harty was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Coroner's Office.
Paramedics rushed the 38-year-old woman to Mission Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries. She was not charged or arrested, according to a statement from the CHP.
--City News Service