Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-5 identified

NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – I-5 was shut down early Monday morning after a motorcycle crash killed one person.   

The rider of the motorcycle was identified as 37-year-old Kyle Sutton, a master chief petty officer assigned to the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island

"Our prayers go out to the family of Kyle Sutton," said USS Makin Island Commanding Officer, Capt. Jon P. Rodgers. "The obvious shock, tears and outpouring of assistance by the San Diego waterfront and across the globe is testament to the character and broad influence of Master Chief Sutton. He touched many lives and his selection as Master Chief and Command Master Chief proves his salt and proven leadership. Sailors wanted to work under his charge! He was tough, fair and courageously honest-the hallmark of the Chief Petty Officer. We will miss him greatly."

Sutton was struck by a truck after going down in the southbound lanes near Eighth Street around 6:15 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.   

The fatal crash prompted authorities to close three southbound lanes in the area, along with the Eighth Street onramp.

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