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UPDATE: Search on for hit-and-run driver involved in death of motorcyclist on Interstate 15 in Fallbrook


Last updated 7/22/2014 at Noon

Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck a motorcyclist today on Interstate 15 in Fallbrook. According to the California Highway Patrol:

"At approximately 5:40 p.m. today (Tues. July 22), a 28-year-old male from San Diego was riding his 2011 Yamaha R-1 motorcycle northbound on Interstate 15, north of State Route 76. The motorcyclist was splitting traffic between the #1 and #2 lanes at approximately 30-35 mph."

"An unidentified, cream-colored sedan was changing from the #1 lane into the #2 lane when it struck the motorcyclist. This caused the motorcyclist to be ejected onto the roadway. where he was struck by a box truck. The motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries as a result of this collision."

"The cream-colored sedan involved in this collision fled the scene. It should have collision damage on the passenger’s side door or near the front of the vehicle and possibly blue paint transfer."

The driver was described as a white male, possibly in his 30’s, and the passenger was described as a male with blond hair and a red goatee."

Anyone who witnessed this collision or has information about the driver of the cream-colored sedan is asked to call the California Highway Patrol - Oceanside Office during business hours at (760) 757-1675 or the CHP Communications Center at (858) 637-3800.

This collision remains under investigation.

(previous story, Tues., July 22, 6 p.m.)

Traffic collision causes temporary closure of Interstate 15 northbound in Fallbrook

Debbie Ramsey

Managing Editor

According to the California Highway Patrol, a traffic collision has caused a Sig Alert to be issued and northbound Interstate 15 in Fallbrook to be closed until approx. 8 p.m. tonight (Tues., July 22) for the investigation and clean-up. The area of the closure is between State Route 76 and South Mission Road.

It appears that a motorcyclist collided with a commercial moving truck. Exact details of the incident are not known yet and CHP units and medical responders are on the scene.

Fragmentary information indicates the motorcycle rider was thrown from the bike and is in the roadway. It is not known at this time whether this collision involved a fatality or not.


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