Lilac Road Bridge over Interstate 15
The collision occurred near the Lilac Road Bridge crossing Interstate 15. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday in a collision with a big rig on Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County.

The fatal crash took place on the southbound side of the freeway south of state Route 76 in the Pala Mesa area shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The fatality left several lanes blocked in the area for about an hour, the CHP reported.