A 26-year-old man was killed on Interstate 15 in Fallbrook Wednesday after his motorcycle came to a stop in one of the lanes and he was hit by several oncoming cars.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the motorcyclist, later identified as Juan Betancourt from La Verne, California, for unknown reasons stalled on northbound I-15 south of Rainbow Valley Boulevard just after 5 a.m.
After coming to rest in the lane, multiple oncoming drivers struck Betancourt and his motorcycle, the CHP said. The motorcyclist died from the impact.
The deadly crash shut down three lanes of the busy North County freeway for about four hours. Lanes were reopened one by one throughout the morning.
The crash is under investigation but the CHP does not believe the motorcyclist was impaired. All of the driver involved in the accident remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
The CHP said anyone who may have witnessed the crash can reach out to the CHP Border Communications office with those details at (858) 637-3800.