Thousand Palms man killed in motorcycle crash

Carlos Estrada, 50, was a security guard at Nellie Coffman Middle School

ANZA, Calif. - A Thousand Palms man was killed after a pickup truck hit his motorcycle from behind at around 8 a.m. on Sunday.

The Riverside County Coroner's Office identified the man as 50 year-old Carlos Estrada. Officials said the crash happened at the intersection of SR 371 and Homestead Road in Anza. 

Estrada was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center but died a few hours later from his injuries, according to the coroner's office.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash; no additional information has been released.  

Viewers contacted our station on Monday and said Estrada was a beloved security guard at Nellie Coffman Middle School in Cathedral City. They also told us the school had grief counselors on site to speak to students about his tragic death.

Continue to follow KESQ & CBS Local 2 as more details become available.

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