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Motorcyclist Dies After Losing Control on Highway 78

The fatal crash closed Highway 78 from San Pasqual Road to Bandy Canyon Road late Sunday afternoon.

Motorcyclist Dies After Losing Control on Highway 78

A motorcyclist was fatally injured today on Highway 78 when he crashed into a guard rail and plummeted into a gully.

The crash occurred at 1:58 p.m., according to San Diego Police officer Dino Delimitros.

"A single motorcyclist was going at a high rate of speed on eastbound Highway 78 when he lost control and hit a guard rail," Delimitros said. "He was pronounced dead at the scene."

A SigAlert, expected to last several hours, was issued by the CHP at 2:21 p.m.

Eastbound Highway 78 was closed from San Pasqual Road to Bandy Canyon Road.

Motorists were being asked to detour to Old Milky Way.

The motorcyclist was not identified.

—City News Service

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