Speeding motorcyclist dies after crashing on curve

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DULZURA, Calif. — A motorcyclist fatally injured in a crash on a sharp curve in a Dulzura roadway was identified Monday as a 37-year-old Chula Vista man.

Larry Jenkins apparently lost control of his speeding Suzuki GSX-R 1000 motorcycle on state Route 94 in an area east of Otay Lakes Road called Gasoline Curve shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol and the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

The motorcycle went onto the dirt shoulder, then struck a metal guardrail, CHP Officer Kevin Pearlstein said. Jenkins was ejected from the motorcycle and landed on the pavement.

A passerby came upon the crash and called for help. Jenkins was taken to a hospital to be treated but succumbed to his injuries shortly after arrival, authorities said.

Pearlstein said it appeared that neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the crash.

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