Motorcyclist killed in I-5 crash; woman arrested

Posted at 5:16 PM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 21:38:06-04

CARLSBAD, Calif. - A motorcyclist was killed on a Carlsbad-area freeway Friday after being struck by a woman allegedly under the influence.

The fatal crash occurred about 3:45 p.m. on southbound Interstate 5, just south of Poinsettia Lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officials said the 27-year-old woman driving a 2012 Hyundai was traveling on the freeway when she struck the motorcyclist as she was changing lanes. According to CHP officials, the motorcyclist, a 35-year-old man, was splitting lanes.

The victim was ejected from his motorcycle and tumbled into foliage on the right-hand side of the roadway. The CHP reported that the man's helmet "popped off and he came to rest on the right shoulder of I-5."

The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene.

The woman was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI.