The two motorcyclists killed in a Tustin accident on October 11th have been identified by the police. The two motorcyclists were riding on Jamboree road heading northbound and just past Barranca Parkway. Tustin Police local Lt. Stephanie Nichols reports that they received a call to respond to the location at 3:13 a.m.
When first responders arrived on the scene, they declared one of the motorcyclists dead at the scene. The other rider was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries. That rider was unable to stabilize.
Initially, police were not aware whether there was any presence or impact from the use of alcohol or drugs. These are always questionable variables in fatal accidents, and police always give them fair consideration. The time and day of the crash make it even more reason that the use of alcohol or drugs could have played a role in the crash.
The victim who died at the scene was 33-year-old Quintin Lilienthall. The victim who was transported for medical treatment was Daniel Lillienthal, age 29. Both were wearing helmets at the time of the crash. After the initial investigation, it looks as though one rider crashed into the other. After one motorcycle crashed into the other, it sent one motorcycle into a fixed object where its engine caught fire.
These accidents or motorcycle accidents, in general, run the high risk of fatal accidents and issues in overcoming a collision. These two motorcyclists, presumably related, were both victims in this crash. The Tustin police are keeping up with their investigation and may have more details in the future as the investigation unfolds.
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