Motorcyclist dies in Ramona crash

SAN DIEGO - A 22-year-old man was killed Thursday when the "ninja"-style motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on a rural East County road, authorities said.

The man lost control of the 2012 Kawasaki 650 while riding east on state Route 78 in Ramona at about 60 mph shortly before noon, and it crashed into an oncoming 2005 BMW X5 just east of Magnolia Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The motorcyclist died at the scene of the collision. His name was withheld pending family notification.

Medics took the 59-year-old woman who had been driving the car to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido for evaluation of complaints of head pain, the CHP reported.


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