Motorcyclist killed, driver injured in Encinitas crash
Crash occurred at South Coast Hwy 101, K Street
4:57 PM, Oct 7, 2012
4:47 AM, Oct 8, 2012
ENCINITAS, Calif. -
An investigation was under way Monday into a collision in Encinitas that killed a 25-year-old San Marcos man on a motorcycle.
The collision at South Coast Highway 101 and K Street occurred just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to San Diego County sheriff's Deputy Brenda Sipley. The man was one of three motorcyclists riding in a line in the No. 1 lane on southbound South Coast Highway 101, she said in a statement.
As the motorcyclists approached the intersection, a 69-year-old man driving a Toyota Camry was stopped for a stop sign on eastbound K Street, she said, adding the Camry driver then entered the intersection, striking the lead biker.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's reported that the motorcyclist -- a 25-year-old man who lived in San Marcos -- was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:45 p.m. His name was withheld pending family notification.
Medics took the driver and sole occupant of the Camry to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas with non-life-threatening injuries, sheriff's Lt. Kelly Martinez said.