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Man dies after crashing motorcycle into guardrail

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OCEANSIDE (CNS) - An autopsy is pending Sunday on a 41-year-old Escondido man fatally injured Saturday at 6 p.m. when he crashed his motorcycle into a center divide guardrail while exiting Interstate-5.

"The man was riding his 2011 Yamaha R1 motorcycle northbound on Interstate-5 and exciting to westbound Mission Avenue," said Oceanside CHP PIO Jim Bettencourt. "According to witnesses, he was traveling at a high rate of speed and doing wheelies prior to colliding into the guardrail."

Medics responding to a 911 call found the downed motorcyclist unresponsive.

He was transported by air to Scripps La Jolla Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:25 p.m.

He was not identified pending notification of next of kin.

It was not known whether drugs or alcohol were a factor.

 

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