Motorcyclist killed in single-vehicle crash

By Gina Yarbrough

Escondido, CA–A 27-year-old man was killed early Friday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a chain-link fence in Escondido, authorities said. 

The man was riding with another motorcyclist north approaching the intersection of Date Street and 5th Avenue at 2:47 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, he lost control and crashed into the fence. Witnesses at the scene began CPR on the man, and police officers continued life-saving measures. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Escondido Police Department stated in a news release. 

His identity is not being released pending notification to his family.

The cause of the collision is under investigation. 

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Officer Herrmann at (760) 839-4911.

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