Ramona man, 55, dies in motorcycle crash

A 55-year-old Ramona man died in a collision with a van on San Vicente Road east of Wildcat Canyon Road Saturday at 5:52 p.m., authorities report.

The man, identified by the county Medical Examiner’s Office as Gordon Wayne Smock, was eastbound on San Vicente Road at a high rate of speed when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the motorcycle and swerved into oncoming traffic, according to the accident report.

His motorcycle collided with a westbound van and he was ejected onto the roadway, said the medical examiner’s report. Bystanders immediately called 911, and paramedics who arrived confirmed his death at the scene.



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