Motorcyclist dies in Kearny Mesa freeway crash

Posted at 6:05 AM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 11:36:06-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Wednesday morning on the Interstate 15 ramp to westbound state Route 52 in the Kearny Mesa area.

Authorities told 10News the 61-year-old man somehow lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a guardrail before going down an embankment. The motorcyclist, who was thrown onto the roadway, was run over by a passing vehicle.

The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene.

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The emergency response prompted the following road closures during the morning commute:

-- Southbound I-15 ramp to westbound SR-52 (reopened at 8:29 a.m.)
-- Northbound SR-163 ramp to westbound SR-52 (reopened at 8:27 a.m.)
-- Kearny Villa Rd. onramp to SR-52 (reopened at 8:24 a.m.)
-- Westbound SR-52 offramp to Kearny Villa Rd. (reopened at 7 a.m.)

No other injuries or crashes in the area were reported.