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Active duty Marine ID'd as man who died in Solana Beach motorcycle crash

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SOLANA BEACH (CNS) - An active duty Marine was identified Sunday as the 23-year-old man who died after his motorcycle crashed with a large truck on Interstate 5.

Kyle Joseph Mason of San Clemente was driving his 2007 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on I-5, approaching Lomas Santa Fe about 7:55 p.m. friday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parent.

The motorcyclist was traveling about 70 to 75 miles per hour in the fast lane, when the bike crossed three lanes and struck the back of a 1995 Kenworth tractor-trailer carrying a load of wood, Parent said.

Mason was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained major injuries. He was taken to Scripps La Jolla Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 8:27 p.m., the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Officer reported.

The truck driver was Gonzalo Villasenor, 46, of Tijuana, and he was not injured or cited, Parent said.

THIS IS AN UPDATE TO THE PREVIOUS STORY BELOW.

SOLANA BEACH (CNS) - A 23-year-old San Clemente man died shortly after his motorcycle collided with a large truck while both were headed south on Interstate 5 in North County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The victim's name was not immediately released pending family notification.

He was driving his 2007 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Interstate 5 north of Lomas Santa Fe about 7:55 p.m. Friday, according to CHP Officer Chris Parent.

The motorcyclist was traveling about 70 to 75 miles per hour in the fast lane, when the bike crossed three lanes and struck the back of a 1995 Kenworth tractor-trailer carrying a load of wood, which was driven by Gonzalo Villasenor, 46, of Tijuana, Parent said.

The rider was ejected and sustained major injuries. He was taken to Scripps La Jolla Medical Center where he died at 9:21 p.m., Parent said.

Villasenor was not injured or cited, Parent said.

Two southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed for about an hour following the crash, Parent said.

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