A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A motorcyclist died Saturday in a crash on northbound State Route 163 near the Interstate 8 transition in Mission Valley, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened at 12:59 p.m. when the motorcyclist swerved off the freeway and hit a pole, the CHP said.

Officials closed the connector from northbound SR-163 to eastbound I-8 to conduct an investigation.

— City News Service

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