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He Died in the Saddle

By   /   January 20, 2013  /   1 Comment

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glen_helen_logoIf you have to go… this ain’t a bad way to go out……

On 01/20/13 at about 11:30 AM, paramedics at the Glen Helen Raceway were radioed and advised of a motorcyclist down during one of the sanctioned races.

There was no report of collision involving the motorcyclist and they responded to the track location where the cyclist was down. When they arrived, they found William Carl Donnan, a 45 year-old resident of Wrightwood, still straddling his motorcycle but unresponsive.

They moved him to a location where he was transported by San Bernardino County Sheriff Air Medics to the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

Donnan arrived there at 12:10 PM and was pronounced dead at 12:12 PM.

An autopsy will be conducted later this week to determine the exact cause of death.

We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the Donnan family

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Dan OBrien


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  1. Paparrazi Paparrazi says:

    Condolences to his family. Having raced Glen Hellen and many other tracks I’ve alway known that it could be my last day on earth. For me, there is no place I’d rather go then out doing what I love best. If I got suckered into going to Le Miserables and died there I’d want someone to drag me out, put me on my bike and let me die in peace. RIP

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