On December 23, 2017, at approximately 12 o'clock noon, Alex Franco took his Motorcycle out for a ride on SR 74 (Ortega Highway) from Lake Elsinore, CA. At 1:11 p.m., Alex was taking a blind turn near mile marker 16 eastbound and got into the opposing lane. He was struck head on by a SUV. He died instantly. The other driver did not receive any injuries. Alex is survived by his wife Jo, his son Alex Jr, and his daughter Evelyn.