Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash near Valley Center intersection
VALLEY CENTER (KUSI) – A motorcyclist was killed when he crashed head-on into a pickup truck hauling a trailer in Valley Center, authorities said Monday.
The crash happened around 4:25 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Valley Center and Round Tree roads, California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Smale said.
The motorcyclist was riding a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250 eastbound on Valley Center Road, just west of Round Tree Road, when for unknown reasons he crossed over into the westbound lanes and collided with a 2016 GMC Sierra 2500 pickup towing a utility trailer, Smale said.
The 42-year-old victim, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was ejected from his motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene, Smale said.
The 38-year-old pickup driver was uninjured in the crash and remained at the scene to cooperate with investigators, he said.