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Police investigate fatal motorcycle crash in Encinitas

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ENCINITAS (CNS) - An investigation was underway Monday into a collision in Encinitas that killed a 25-year-old San Marcos man on a motorcycle.

The collision at South Coast Highway 101 and K Street occurred just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to San Diego County sheriff's Deputy Brenda Sipley. The man was one of three motorcyclists riding in a line in the No. 1 lane on southbound South Coast Highway 101, she said in a statement.

As the motorcyclists approached the intersection, a 69-year-old man driving a Toyota Camry was stopped for a stop sign on eastbound K Street, she said, adding the Camry driver then entered the intersection, striking the lead biker.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's reported that the motorcyclist -- a 25-year-old man who lived in San Marcos -- was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:45 p.m. His name was withheld pending family notification.

Medics took the driver and sole occupant of the Camry to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas with non-life-threatening injuries, sheriff's Lt. Kelly Martinez said.


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ENCINITAS (CNS) - A motorcycle rider was killed Sunday and another driver was injured in a two-vehicle crash on South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, sheriff's officials said.

The crash was reported at 12:26 p.m. at the intersection of South Coast Highway 101 and K Street, according to sheriff's Lt. Kelly Martinez.

The cause of the crash, which involved a motorcycle and Toyota Camry, remained under investigation, she said.

The motorcycle rider was killed, Martinez said. His name was not immediately released.

The Toyota's driver and sole occupant was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas with non-life-threatening injuries he sustained in the crash, Martinez said.

South Coast Highway 101 was closed from W Street to the intersection with K Street, and was expected to reopen about 6 p.m., she said.


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