San Diego

1 Dead, 4 Injured in Vista Motorcycle Crash

1 victim is critically injured and is not expected to survive

A 55-year-old man has died after five people were seriously injured Saturday evening, two critically, in a multi-motorcycle crash in Vista, authorities said.

The crash happened around 6:40 p.m. in the 1300 block of East Vista Way, north of Foothill Drive, San Diego County Sheriff Department's (SDSO) Lt. Matthew Glisson.

All five of the motorcyclists were from the same motorcycle club, he said. Some members of the club showed up to the scene after the crash and caused a ruckus, making it hard for deputies to control the scene, Glisson said.

A man in his 30s, a woman in her 30s and another woman in her 20s suffered moderate injuries, Vista fire Chief Ned Vandepol said. Two others, the 55-year-old man and another man in his 30s, suffered life-threatening injuries, he said. The 55-year-old later died of his injuries at the hospital. 

A critically injured man in his 30s was medevacked to an area hospital. Both of the critically injured victims were not expected to survive, Vandepol said.

Vista Way was shut down in both directions between Foothill Drive and Palomar Place for the investigation, Glisson said.

The identity of the victim has not been released yet. 

No other information was available.

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