One dead, four injured in multi-motorcycle crash in Vista

VISTA (KUSI) – One person is dead and four others suffered serious injuries yesterday in a crash involving multiple motorcycles in Vista.

The crash was reported about 6:40 p.m. at 1385 East Vista Way, just north of Foothill Drive, San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Matthew Glisson said.

The motorcyclists involved in the crash were members of the same motorcycle club, Glisson said.

Five people were taken to the hospital. One of the riders was flown by helicopter to a local hospital, the Sheriff’s Department said in a press release. Another rider, a 55-year old male, had numerous injuries and was immediately transported to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. Despite lifesaving efforts, the male succumbed to his injuries, according to the press release.

The 24-year old driver of the Toyota was not injured in the collision and remained at the scene during the investigation. The cause of the collision is still under investigation by the Vista Traffic Division. Alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to be a factor in the collision, according to the press release.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department asks anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Deputy Jehl at the Sheriff’s Station in Vista.

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