LAKESIDE, Calif. — A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning in a crash in East County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened just after 6 a.m. near the intersection of Vigilante Road and Moreno Avenue, just east of State Route 67, when a motorcyclist reportedly collided with a pole, CHP’s Traffic Incident Information page shows.
According to CHP, the motorcyclist was traveling on his Harley Davidson on northbound Moreno Avenue towards Vigilante road when he failed to negotiate a curve, causing him to hit a raised curb, a street sign and then a fence.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, CHP Public Information Officer Travis Garrow said in a news release. He was identified as a 61-year-old man from Lakeside.
Moreno Avenue was closed at Vigilante Road for a brief time while officials investigate the scene of the crash, Garrow said. The road has since been reopened.
The cause of the crash and the identity of the motorcyclist are not known at this time.