SUV runs over downed motorcyclist

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DEHESA, Calif. — A 45-year-old El Cajon man was killed Friday when he crashed his motorcycle on a rural East County road and was struck by an oncoming SUV.

The rider lost control of his eastbound 1996 Suzuki two-wheeler for unknown reasons about 6:45 a.m. on Dehesa Road, near Willow Glen Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.

He fell onto the roadway and slid into the path of a westbound 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, CHP public-affairs Officer Brian Pennings said. The driver of the SUV, a 76-year-old El Cajon resident, hit his brakes and swerved but was unable to steer clear of the rider and his motorcycle.

Firefighters used an airbag to lift the Tahoe so they could free the victim. Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending family notification.

Officers closed the roadway for several hours to allow for investigations and cleanup.


  • Lenny G.

    Thank You my friend Michael for making my trip to my daughters wedding possible! You’re in my heart forever for the compassion you showed towards me, my family & to my situation! You’re a good man Michael God bless you & Gods Speed on your next adventure!!
    Your pal, Lenny G.

  • Teresa G.

    God’s Garden
    God looked around his garden and he found an empty place,
    He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face.
    He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
    God’s Garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.
    He knew that you were suffering, He knew that you were in pain.
    He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
    He saw that the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb,
    So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered
    It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone,
    For parts of us went with you the day God called you home.

  • dawn

    thank you mike for being such a loveing person until we meet again … you always made me smile you were so kind of a man a heart that was bigger than life rest in peace

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