[04-27-2024] San Diego County, CA – Male Rider Killed, Female Passenger Injured After Motorcycle Rear-Ended Pickup Truck in I-8

Published April 29, 2024

[04-27-2024] Male Rider Killed, Female Passenger Injured After Motorcycle Rear-Ended Pickup Truck in I-8A male rider was killed, while a female passenger was injured, after a motorcycle rear-ended a pickup truck in San Diego on Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the freeway accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. along the eastbound Interstate 8, west of the Rosecrans Street offramp.

CHP said that an unnamed man riding a black Yamaha motorcycle with his 19-year-old female passenger was traveling along eastbound I-8 at an unknown rate of speed while splitting lanes when it suddenly struck the back of a stopped Ford F-150 at the No. 2 lane. The pickup truck was reportedly stopped in heavy traffic.

Both occupants of the motorcycle were ejected following the rear-end crash. The rider was pronounced dead after violently hitting the back of the vehicle. At the same time, his passenger was transported to a nearby hospital due to the significant injuries she sustained after getting slammed into the roadway.

Meanwhile, the Ford driver, later identified as a 59-year-old man from Murrieta, remained at the scene and cooperated with the responding officers. He appears to be uninjured.

There is a pending toxicology report conducted on the motorcycle driver to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the incident. 

No further details were immediately available. CHP is still on the case.

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  • Check yourself for any injuries.
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