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Motorcyclist dies after crash with SUV on SR-78 offramp in Oceanside

Publish Date: 2023/08/09

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 29-year-old man was fatally injured late Tuesday when he crashed his motorcycle and was hit by another vehicle on State Route 78 in Oceanside, reports FOX 5 San Diego.

The California Highway Patrol said the events unfolded at about 11:00 p.m., on the transition ramp connecting westbound State Route 78 to northbound Interstate 5.

A preliminary investigation shows the man was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on the ramp when, for reasons still unclear, the motorcycle went down. Moments later, a Mitsubishi Outlander entered the ramp and struck the motorcyclist.

The rider, who was rushed to a local hospital, later succumbed to his injuries, confirmed officials. His identity remains undisclosed at this time.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 69-year-old man, was not reported hurt.

Authorities continue to investigate.

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