SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 20-year-old Lakewood man died early Wednesday after his motorcycle hit a horse trailer on Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton, reports ABC 10 News.
The fatal accident occurred on the southbound interstate near Exit 62 to Las Pulgas Road at about 12:36 a.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the young man was riding a Suzuki GSX-R750 motorcycle in lane 3 when, for reasons still being investigated, he struck the back of an empty horse trailer attached to a Ford pickup truck.
The rider died from his injuries at the scene, confirmed authorities.
No injuries to the other driver, a 29-year-old man, were reported.
Multiple lanes in the area were shut down for nearly two hours during the response and investigation.
No other information has been made available at this time.
Anyone with information on the crash is encouraged to reach the Oceanside Area CHP office by calling 760-643-3400.
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