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Active duty Marine killed in crash on SR-76 near Palomar Mountain

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 32-year-old active duty Marine from Escondido died Sunday after a motorcycle crash on State Route 76 in a remote part of North County.

The Marine was riding a 2007 Ducati motorcycle on westbound highway 76, just east of Red Gate Road near Palomar Mountain about 2 p.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt said.

According to a witness who was traveling directly behind the victim, the motorcyclist tried to make a right hand turn at a curve with a speed limit of 25 mph while going about 40 mph. The driver continued straight into the curve while his motorcycle slid out from under him, Bettencourt said.

He was ejected from his bike and crashed into a metal guard rail.

Paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene. Drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor, he said.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

THIS IS AN UPDATE TO THE PREVIOUS STORY BELOW.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - One person was killed Sunday in a crash on State Route 76 in a remote part of North County, the California Highway Patrol said.

An off-duty medic reported the crash just west of South Grade Road, near Palomar Mountain, to the CHP about 2 p.m., a dispatcher said.

One lane of the two-lane road was open and local firefighters were assisting with traffic control.

Details of the fatality were not immediately available, as CHP officers were investigating, the dispatcher said.

The victim's age and gender were not known, she said.

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