CHP officer directing traffic after a fatal motorcycle accident in Bonsall. Photo courtesy of OnSceneTV
CHP officer and tow truck driver readying the motorcycle for towing after  a fatal accident in Bonsall. Photo courtesy of OnSceneTV

A motorcyclist was killed Monday night when the motorcycle struck a tree in the unincorporated Bonsall area of San Diego County, east of Oceanside.

The crash was reported just after 7:30 p.m. in the 5500 block of Camino Del Cielo, near Camino Del Rey, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The motorcycle was found 100 feet away from the motorcyclist, who was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

A witness told officers at the scene the motorcyclist was driving recklessly before the crash, according to the CHP.

— City News Service