A motorcyclist whom witnesses say was possibly intoxicated died after slamming into a telephone pole in Santee.
The San Diego Sheriff's Department sent deputies to investigate reports of a motorcyclist riding fast in the 9500 block of Carlton Hills Boulevard around 5:45 p.m. Friday.
However, before deputies could pull the motorcycle over, the man struck a parked vehicle, was thrown off the bike and hit a telephone pole. He then landed in the road.
The motorcycle, now riderless, kept heading north and eventually got wedged underneath a parked car along the east curb.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead as soon as officials arrived.
Sheriff's deputies will continue investigating the incident and believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.