Two motorcycle riders were killed in separate accidents on Amboy Road Thursday afternoon. According to the County coroner, Jerry Douglas, 63, of Hernando, Mississippi, was riding his motorcycle with friends on Amboy Road between Twentynine Palms and Amboy when his motorcycle left the road and overturned on the sand shoulder about 1:45 p.m. yesterday. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics at 3 p.m.
Then an hour later, Jimmy Parsons, 60, of Riverside, was riding his motorcycle, with his wife as a passenger, on Amboy Road approaching National Trails Highway, just south of Amboy, when his motorcycle left the road and crashed in the desert at 2:47 p.m. Parsons was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:18. The California Highway Patrol is investigating both crashes.