Weather Alert: Spring storm moves into San Diego. Monitor forecast updates

Motorcyclist killed after DUI driver cuts him off, cops say

SAN DIEGO -- A 29-year-old man was behind bars Wednesday for allegedly driving while intoxicated and causing a fatal collision on a South Bay road.

Toribio Martinez Sanchez was headed west on Coronado Avenue in Egger Highlands in a Dodge Durango SUV shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday when he made a left-hand turn at Thermal Avenue, crossing directly in the path of an oncoming motorcyclist, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The resulting collision sent the 24-year-old rider of the two-wheeler tumbling onto the roadway, where he was struck by a northbound Nissan Altima, SDPD Sgt. Timothy Underwood said.

The victim died at the scene, despite lifesaving efforts on the part of sheriff's deputies and paramedics. His name was withheld pending family notification.

Sanchez was arrested and booked into county jail on suspicion of DUI causing death and gross vehicular manslaughter. He was being held on $500,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.