Vehicle Struck Debris That Kills 69-Year-Old Motorcyclist Following Interstate 15 Crash
Escondido, CA (August 19, 2020) – A crash incident on Interstate 15 left a motorcyclist dead on Monday afternoon.
The fatal incident happened on August 17 around 3 p.m. on southbound Interstate 15 north of De Lago Boulevard.
Authorities were looking for a white sedan who reportedly struck debris, which then struck the motorcyclist.
California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Latulippe said the unidentified sedan left the scene immediately.
The motorcyclist was a 69-year-old San Diego man riding a BMW motorcycle in the carpool lane. A few lanes to the right were a white Chevrolet Cobalt and the sedan when the Cobalt runs over the debris.
Then, the sedan which was at the back of the Cobalt switched lanes before hitting the debris. The impact sent the debris flying, hitting the motorcyclist.
As a result, the rider lost control of his vehicle and swerved to the right path colliding with the Cobalt. The collision ejected the rider from his vehicle and landed on the roadway.
Witnesses around the area helped the rider until medical personnel arrived at the scene. Latulippe said others helped in moving the motorcycle out of the roadway.
Pending Investigation of Escondido Fatal Crash
According to the report, the sedan stopped for a moment however, it continued driving away through Via Rancho Parkway.
Medical personnel took the victim to Palomar Medical Center where he later died. His identification is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.
Furthermore, the 61-year-old driver of the Cobalt did not report any injuries from the incident.
As the investigation continues, police are asking anyone with relevant information to call the CHP at 858-637-3800.
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