The motorcyclist was traveling west on his 2003 Yamaha V approaching Sunset Cliffs Boulevard when it was struck from behind by a 1998 Chevy Astro van traveling above 100 mph. The motorcyclist died at the scene, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said.
The Medical Examiner's Office identified the motorcyclist as Eric Sean Enockson, 36, of San Diego.
The driver ran from the scene, but was later located at the 4600 block of West Point Loma Boulevard and arrested by San Diego police officers. Claudia Herrera, 27, was booked at Las Colinas Detention Center on suspicion of drunken driving, hit and run and vehicular manslaughter.
Herrera is scheduled at Central Division Felony Arraignment in downtown San Diego at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, according to jail records.
Weekend temperatures were mild at 0-7 degrees above average. Mountain and deserts humidity will decrease through Monday as high pressure moves over Southern California.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
On Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
A suspected drunken motorist in a Mercedes Benz on Sunday suffered "numerous serious facial injuries" in the Skyline community of San Diego when he crashed his vehicle into a house, which sustained minor damage, a police officer said.
Military officials on Saturday identified the San Diego- based Marine at the center of a search in the seas southeast of the Philippines that was called off earlier this week.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.