February 22, 2024
A California Freeway Patrol cruiser. Picture by Chris Stone

Authorities have launched the identify of a 55-year-old East Coast man who was killed final weekend in a bike crash within the japanese San Diego County highlands.

Mitchell Van Linge of Simpsonville, South Carolina, misplaced management of the Ducati two-wheeler he was driving on Dawn Freeway in Pine Valley shortly earlier than 1:30 p.m. Sunday, in line with the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Workplace and California Freeway Patrol.

The southbound motorbike veered off a curving stretch of the roadway about 1 1/2 miles north of Previous Freeway 80 and struck a guardrail, ejecting Van Linge and sending him tumbling roughly 100 toes down an embankment, CHP public-affairs Officer Jared Grieshaber mentioned.

Paramedics airlifted Van Linge to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, the place he was pronounced lifeless.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.