SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A motorcyclist was killed Monday in a collision with a tanker truck on a Barrio Logan thoroughfare.

The 37-year-old man was riding to the west near Naval Base San Diego shortly before 6 a.m. when the driver of the oncoming big rig made a left turn in his path in the 3500 block of Harbor Drive, according to police.

The motorcyclist tried in vain to stop, then laid his two-wheeler onto the roadway and slid into the commercial vehicle. He died at the scene, Officer Robert Heims said.

The victim's name was withheld pending family notification.

No other injuries were reported.

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