Motorcyclist Killed Trying to Pass Cars on Old Town Off-Ramp

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The crash scene Sunday near Old Town. Photo: OnSceneTV

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash near Old Town San Diego Sunday, a fire official said.

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California Highway Patrol officers were alerted to a biker who crashed after trying to pass cars on the Old Town Avenue off-ramp from southbound Interstate 5 just before 3:40 p.m.

Dispatchers were told the biker struck the curb and went off the side of the ramp, according to a CHP incident log.

Firefighters responded to the incident as a vehicle rescue and were able to locate the rider, who died at the scene, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Monica Munoz.

The rider’s identity wasn’t immediately available.

It’s the second major crash in the area in the last day — on Saturday, a pickup truck overturned down an embankment just past the Old Town Avenue exit on southbound I-5, seriously injuring the driver.

–City News Service

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