An ambulance in San Diego. Photo by Megan Wood for inewsource

A 41-year-old La Vegas man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle into a concrete guardrail on a freeway connector ramp in La Mesa, authorities reported Thursday.

The crash happened around 5:55 p.m. Wednesday on the connector ramp from eastbound Interstate 8 to northbound state Route 125, California Highway Patrol Officer Jeff Christy said.

A man was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he allowed the bike to veer to the right and strike a concrete guardrail, Christy said. The impact ejected the rider off of the motorcycle, over the guardrail and onto the traffic lanes of westbound I-8.

The rider, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was pronounced dead at the scene, the officer said.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported the victim was a 41-year-old man from Las Vegas.

— City News Service

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