Authorities seek driver who fled scene after crossing line, causing collision
Update Nov. 14: Authorities now say that the driver who fled the scene was in a gold Honda Civic
November 13, 2010 (Ocotillo) – A horrific pileup today included seven motorcycles from Lakeside’s Saddle Tramps club and two other vehicles. The crash left five dead, including at least four East County residents, and injured six others.
According to the CHP, a car crossed the center line on State Route 98 seven miles east of Ocotillo around 1 p.m., attempting to pass a group of motorcyclists. A sedan veered to avoid a head-on collision with the car, then struck several motorcycles.