A suspected drunken motorcyclist plowed his speeding ride into a parked car in Santee and was killed, a San Diego County Sheriff‘s sergeant said Saturday.

Witnesses reported seeing a motorcyclist riding at a high rate of speed around 5:45 p.m. Friday on northbound Carlton Hills Boulevard north of Mission Gorge Road, Sgt. Michelle McPhail said.

The rider was only identified as a man, about 30 years old, at first.

He hit a parked car, was ejected from the motorcycle, hit a telephone pole and landed back in the road, McPhail said. Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to the crash and the rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s motorcycle continued northbound on the road after the rider was ejected and became lodged underneath a parked vehicle, McPhail said.

A preliminary investigation suggests that alcohol was a factor in the crash, McPhail said.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.