Motorcycle stunts on same day on SoCal freeways leave 1 killed, 1 hurt

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One motorcyclist was killed and a woman was injured in two separate motorcycle stunts gone wrong on Southern California freeways on Sunday. (KABC)

One motorcyclist was killed and a woman was injured in two separate motorcycle stunts gone wrong on Southern California freeways on Sunday.

A Garden Grove man was killed while trying to stand on his motorcycle on the 15 Freeway in Corona.

Witnesses said 28-year-old Leslie Elliott was one of about 50 riders with a group called Ruthless Ryders, performing stunts when he fell just south of the Cajalco Road interchange at about 10 a.m. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he later died.

Authorities say the same group was captured on cellphone video in Diamond Bar earlier in the morning. Raul Zavaleta says he was on the freeway when they came across the motorcyclists. His wife was driving while he recorded video.

"We're driving and we notice they were doing wheelies, cutting in and out of traffic, just being a menace. And we noticed one guy was doing a wheelie, had a gal on the back of his motorcycle, and once he came down off his wheelie, she fell off the motorcycle and started tumbling down the freeway," said Zavaleta.

The incident happened on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar. A woman fell off one of the motorcycles, bringing traffic to a screeching stop. The woman appeared to be OK following the crash.

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