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March 16, 2015 (Borrego) – A motorcyclist lost control on a curve and veered into oncoming traffic on State Route 78 near Scissors Crossing Sunday, striking a Toyota Prius head-on, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. between San Felipe Road and Yaqui Pass, in the Borrego Springs area.  The accident shut down the highway temporarily.  

The rider was ejected and died at the scene, UT San Diego reports, citing Cal Fire.  His name has not been released pending notification of family.

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Riding a motorcycle requires a lot of skill. I've seen many riders who make foolish or dangerous moves when on the road. Passing slower vehicles is a real problem on a two lane road like Old Highway 80.