CORONADO, Calif. — A Wednesday morning crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle has left one person dead in Coronado, authorities confirmed to FOX 5.
According to the Coronado Police Department, an officer assigned to traffic enforcement observed a motorcyclist traveling at a high rate of speed in a northbound direction on State Route 75 around 7 a.m.
When the officer initiated an attempt to stop the motorcyclist for the traffic violation, police say the rider failed to yield and allegedly sped up to get away.
As the motorcyclist approached the Coronado Cays intersection, a collision occurred when the motorcyclist struck a vehicle that was crossing the intersection, said CPD.
The traffic officer immediately requested medical assistance and began administering first aid to the motorcyclist. Despite those efforts, authorities say the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle involved in this collision was not injured.
Investigators are collecting evidence and conducting interviews with witnesses in an effort to determine the circumstances leading up to this crash, said OPD.
Traffic in the area was affected for over two hours as authorities conducted an investigation into the matter. The northbound lanes of the Silver Strand were closed, but have since reopened.
Anyone with additional information or who may have witnessed the collision is urged to contact CPD at (619) 522-7350.