CHP reports fatality on SR-78 east of Ramona
Update, 5:20 p.m.—A 22-year-old Ramona male motorcyclist died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 78, about .3 miles east of Magnolia Avenue, that occurred just before noon on Thursday, reported California Highway Patrol.
His name has not been released, pending the County Medical Examiner’s report.
According to CHP, the motorcyclist, driving a 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650, was eastbound on SR-78 and traveling about 60 mph when he lost control and crossed the parallel yellow lines directly in the path of a 2005 BMW X5. The BMW, driven by a Ramona woman, was also traveling about 60 mph, CHP reported, and the two vehicles collided. Emergency responders said they performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but he died at the scene. CHP Officer Dan Matthews said alcohol did not appear to be a factor nor any mechanical problems with the motorcycle.
Kimny Heang, 59, the driver of the BMW, complained of pain to the left side of her head and was transported by Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire to Pomerado Hospital, reported CHP.
Update, 2:26 p.m.—State Route 78 has been reopened.
Update. 2:15 p.m. — State Route 78 is closed for an unknown period of time from east of Third Street to Old Julian Highway while emergency crews respond to a fatality on a curve east of Feghali Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 22-year-old male motorcyclist from Ramona died at the scene despite paramedics’ efforts, said emergency responders. A female, also of Ramona, driving a BMW crossover vehicle, was transported to Pomerado Hospital, officials reported.
CHP Officer Dan Matthews said the motorcyclist was traveling east on State Route 78, lost control, and crossed into the westbound lane where he collided with the BMW that was heading west. Matthews said alcohol did not appear to be a factor, nor any mechanical problems with the motorcycle.
Thursday, July 25—State Route 78 is closed for an unknown period of time from Third Street to Old Julian Highway while emergency crews respond to a fatality east of Magnolia, according to the California Highway Patrol website.
The accident involved a motorcycle and a BMW, Karen Brainard with the Sentinel reports from the scene. The motorcyclist, a 23-year-old male died, despite paramedics’ efforts. The female in the BMW is being taken to Pomerado Hospital, Brainard reports.
The accident occurred just before noon.
No other information is immediately available.
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