News

Actions

Marine killed in Oceanside motorcycle wreck

PROMO8_DARK_BLUE_BG.jpg
Posted at 8:18 AM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 11:18:55-04
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- A 24-year-old active duty Marine was killed early Friday in a motorcycle crash in Oceanside, just south of Camp Pendleton.
 
The rider, whose name was not immediately available, lost control of his 2013 Triumph motorcycle and struck a curb on northbound North Coast Highway near Monterey Drive shortly before 2 a.m., Oceanside police Sgt. Rick Davis said. He was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene from blunt force head trauma.
 
Davis said it was unclear whether alcohol was a factor in the crash, although speed may have been.
 
Anyone with additional information on the crash was asked to call a member of the police department's Major Accident Investigation Team at (760) 435-4431.