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Ocean Beach man killed in motorcycle crash

SAN DIEGO — A motorcyclist involved in a crash on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley has died, authorities said Thursday.

Ocean Beach resident Samuel B. Hepburn, 61, was piloting a motorcycle that collided with at least one car in the eastbound lanes approaching the Interstate 805 interchange around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

Hepburn died in a hospital about two hours after the crash, authorities said.

It was not immediately clear whether anyone else involved in the accident was injured.

The wrecked vehicles left eastbound lanes blocked for a time and prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a congestion alert for the area.