Motorcyclist killed in Route 79 head-on

Update:

A 27-year-old Michigan woman died after losing her balance on the motorcycle she was riding and being ejected onto the roadway into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Route 79 Sunday morning, reported California Highway Patrol.

The woman was northbound on SR-79 north of Harrison Park Road at an unknown speed at 9: 30 a.m. when she was unable to maintain her balance on the Suzuki motorcycle on a right-hand curve, according to the CHP report. The driver of a southbound SUV, a 43-year-old San Diego man, attempted to avoid the downed motorcyclist by swerving to the left, but the right front tire drove over the woman, CHP reported.

The motorcyclist was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center, where she died. The driver of the SUV was uninjured, and no drugs or alcohol were suspected, CHP Officer Kevin Pearlstein said.

Sunday, Oct. 13—

One motorcyclist died following a head-on collision on a forest highway today near Julian.

A motorcycle and an SUV crashed on state Route 79 between Coulter Ridge and KQ Ranch Road about 9:35 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol.

The rider was airlifted to a hospital following the crash, according to Cal Fire. It was not immediately disclosed whether he or she died on the way to a hospital, or at the hospital.

   
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