Motorcyclist killed near Mount Hope Cemetery

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SAN DIEGO — A motorcyclist was killed Friday in a collision with an SUV in the Mount Hope section of San Diego, police said.

The 25-year-old man was riding east in the 3800 block of Market Street about 5:21 p.m. when an SUV driven by a 36-year-old man exited the Mount Hope Cemetery into the path of the bike, said San Diego police Officer Ben Newton.

The SUV driver tried to avoid a collision, but the motorcycle struck the side of the vehicle, Newton said.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, the officer said. His name was not immediately released.

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