Man killed in Vista motorcycle pile-up

VISTA, Calif. -- A 55-year-old male died after a motorcycle pile-up involving five riders, San Diego Sheriff's Department Deputy Nicholas Jehl said.

All five motorcyclists were hospitalized and suffered serious injuries after a motorcycle crash on Vista Way Saturday evening.

The victim was transported to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, where he succumbed to his injuries despite lifesaving efforts.

The crash was reported at about 6:40 p.m. at 1385 East Vista Way, just north of Foothill Drive, San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Matthew Glisson said.

The motorcyclists involved in the crash were members of the same motorcycle club, according to Glisson. The crash involved three Harley Davidson bikes and a 2011 Toyota Camry.

The 24-year-old driver of the Toyota was not injured and remained at the scene during the investigation.

The  identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

Vista Way was closed in both directions between Foothill Drive and Palomar Place for several hours after the crash.