East County News Service
November 17, 2017 (Barrett Junction) – A motorcyclist was killed after being ejected from his vehicle following a collision with a Jeep Wrangler at Barrett Junction early this morning, then run over by another vehicle that fled the scene.
The deceased man, 51, was riding a 1988 Suzuki GSX600F motorcycle on State Route 94 west just east of Barrett Smith Road at 5:14 a.m. The motorcyclist crossed a center double line and hit an oncoming Jeep Wrangler head-on.
The motorcyclist was ejected into the roadway, landing in the westbound lanes. The Jeep, driven by a 31-year-old man, spun out onto the shoulder and caught fire. The driver of the Jeep stated that an unknown vehicle ran over the motorcyclist’s legs but failed to stop, continuing westbound on 94.
Emergency personnel arrived on scene. The rider of the motorcycle was flown via helicopter to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, where he succumbed to his injuries.
“The preliminary investigation reveals that the initial collision with the Jeep was the cause of the fatal injuries. This will be confirmed once the Medical Examiner conducts their investigation,” says Officer Travis Garrow with the California Highway Patrol.
At this time, there is no description of the vehicle that ran over the rider’s legs following the initial collision. Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact the California Highway Patrol El Cajon Area at 619-401-2000.
No other vehicles were involved and at this time it is unclear if alcohol and or drugs were a factor.