Motorcyclist Killed by DUI Suspect in I-5 Crash Identified - NBC 7 San Diego

Motorcyclist Killed by DUI Suspect in I-5 Crash Identified

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    A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a DUI suspect on southbound I-5 at Poinsettia in Carlsbad. NBC 7’s Omari Fleming reports. (Published Saturday, April 30, 2016)

    A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a DUI suspect Friday in San Diego's North County.

    The deadly collision happened on southbound Interstate 5, south of Poinsettia near Carlsbad, around 3:47 p.m., CHP confirmed.

    A 27-year old woman believed to be driving under the influence was changing lanes when she and a motorcyclist collided.

    The motorcyclist was thrown off his bike, officials said, landing in brush on the right shoulder of the freeway. The impact caused his helmet to fly off his head.

    The motorcyclist was identified by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office as Jaime Lopez-Martinez. 

    CHP says a passerby stopped to help but the motocyclist did not have a pulse. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

    The woman, a Los Angeles resident, was arrested for DUI and taken to Vista Detention Facility. She is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

    The fatal crash is under investigation. CHP officials said the motorcyclist was splitting lanes at an unknown speed when the crash happened. It is unknown how fast he was traveling

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