Motorcyclist Killed in Old Town Crash ID’d

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Plaque outside the office of the San Diego County Medical Examiner. Photo by Chris Jennewein

Authorities Wednesday released the name of a 32-year-old motorcyclist killed in a crash near Old Town San Diego.

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According to the California Highway Patrol, the biker crashed after trying to pass cars on the Old Town Avenue off-ramp from southbound Interstate 5 just before 3:40 p.m. Sunday.

Thomas Clark was traveling at a high rate of speed when he crossed several lanes toward the Old Town Avenue exit, struck the curb, collided with a guard rail and was ejected from his motorcycle, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Witnesses called 911 and firefighters attempted life-saving measures, but Clark died at the scene.

His place of residence was unknown.

–City News Service

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