Motorcyclist killed on I-5 in South Bay

Posted at 6:57 AM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 20:24:48-05

CHULA VISTA (KGTV) -- A motorcyclist was struck and killed Saturday morning by a wrong-way driver suspected of being under the influence.

The crash temporarily blocked all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Chula Vista.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes just before 6 a.m. near the Dairy Mart Road ramp.

CHP said that the suspect, driving a Mazda 3 sedan heading northbound hit the motorcycle, spun out of control and got hit by a Dodge Dakota pick-up truck being driven by a woman who was traveling southbound with three children in the cab.
The woman was hospitalized, but the three kids were not injured, according to the CHP.
The motorcyclist, a 27-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Mazda driver, a 27-year-old man, was hospitalized, released and jailed on suspicion of felony drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter and felony wrong-way driving causing death, the CHP said. His identity was not released.
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