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OCEANSIDE: Truck driver arrested after death of motorcyclist

Posted at 6:51 AM, Feb 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-09 09:51:19-05

OCEANSIDE (CNS) - A motorcyclist was killed Saturday on westbound Oceanside Boulevard after colliding with a truck whose driver was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, police said.

The accident happened about 1:45 p.m., when a man riding a motorcycle westbound on Oceanside Boulevard collided with a truck carrying a trailer, according to Lt. Ignacio Lopez of the Oceanside Police Department.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, Lopez said. His identity was not immediately available.

The truck driver, Ronald Estes, was arrested and jailed on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after officers determined he allegedly tried to make a left-hand turn onto Oceanside Boulevard from a driveway where a right-turn- only sign was posted, according to police Public Information Officer Tom Bussey.

Police said Oceanside Boulevard from Rancho Del Oro to El Camino Real would be shut down until about 7 p.m. to allow officers to continue to investigate.