Biker trapped under truck, killed in North County

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CARLSBAD, Calif. — A deadly motorcycle crash blocked lanes during rush hour in North County Wednesday morning.

The crash happened around 7 a.m. when a 19-year-old male rider from South Carolina lost control of his vehicle and was then hit by a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by a 42-year-old woman from Oceanside on southbound Interstate 5 near Las Flores Drive, according to California Highway Patrol. The rider became stuck under the truck in the far left lane, and CHP helped block traffic while rescuers worked to pull him out.

The biker was pronounced dead at the scene. CHP did not provide further details about the person or their injuries. The woman involved in the crash was not injured, Kevin Smale with CHP said.

Southbound traffic was backed up into Oceanside. Track live traffic conditions here.

Traffic investigators were working to determine what caused the collision.

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