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Motorcyclist Injured in I-10 Crash While in Yucaipa Soldier's Funeral Procession

The crash happened at around 3:30 p.m. on the I-10 in Calimesa and had traffic backed up for miles.

A rider suffered minor injuries Friday when their motorcycle crashed on Interstate 10 during a procession in support of a fallen Yucaipa soldier.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes, at Calimesa Blvd, Banning-Beaumont Patch confirmed upon seeing the bike being loaded onto a flatbed around 4 p.m.

The rider had been involved in a procession that accompanied the remains of Army Pfc. Nathan Tyler Davis to a Beaumont cemetery and was expected to be alright, according to a California Highway Patrol dispatcher.

Traffic was seen backed up for some 10 miles west of Calimesa Blvd. while CHP crews cleared the scene of the wreck.  It was flowing again by 5:30 p.m.

Funeral rites for the 20-year-old Davis -- killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan June 9 -- attracted hundreds of supporters after a Kansas church

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James Karalun June 23, 2012 at 12:15 AM
I would sy there were thosands of viewers when you look at the entire procession route. It was a very humbling experience that I could not fight back the tears. I returned home and found out that I was acquainted with this young man that had lost his life in support of freedom. We live in Solera Senior Community where Nathan worked as a clubhouse monitor. He was a wonderful young man and will be missed by all. (JK of Solera)

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