Motorcyclist, 26, Dies After Plowing Into Electrical Box

According to investigators, the motorcyclist may have been racing with a co-worker at the time of the fatal crash

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    NBC 7 San Diego

    A motorcyclist who plowed into an electrical box in Miramar Tuesday and died from his injuries may have been racing with a co-worker at the time of the crash, investigators said.

    The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office has now identified the motorcyclist as 26-year-old Caleb Sanderson.

    The fatal collision happened just after 12:30 p.m. near the 8600 block of Miralani Drive and Camino Ruiz. San Diego Police Department Sgt. Ron Glass said the motorcyclist lost control and slammed into an electrical box at a high rate of speed.

    He suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla a short time later.

    Glass said the motorcyclist's co-worker was driving a car on the same street at the time of the crash and the pair may have been street racing, but police are still working to verify that.

    According to the medical examiner, Sanderson attempted to pass his friend's vehicle at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a curb, crashing right into it. Sanderson's motorcycle drifted onto the sidewalk and then collided with an electrical box. Sanderson was ejected from the bike and thrown into a tree and wooden sign.

    Police said no other vehicles were involved in the crash. Officers provided traffic control in the area amid the investigation and San Diego Gas & Electric was called to the scene to inspect and depower the electrical box.

    The crash remains under investigation.