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Motorcyclist Killed In Barrett Junction

A motorcycle rider was killed after colliding with a sports utility vehicle in Barrett Junction Friday morning. 

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a 51 year-old man was riding a Suzuki motorcycle on SR-94 when he crossed over the double lines and crashed into the front of a Jeep driving in the opposite direction, near Barrett Smith Road.

The crash occurred about 5:15 a .m.

The Jeep spun onto the shoulder of the roadway and caught on fire.

The 31 year-old driver of the Jeep told officers a vehicle drove over the motorcycle rider while he was lying on the ground, but said that driver did not stop and continued on the westbound SR-94. 

Firefighters with CAL FIRE rescued the motorcycle rider.

He was taken by air ambulance to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where he died. 

The CHP said an initial investigation revealed the collision with the Jeep caused the rider's fatal injuries.

There is currently no description of the vehicle that ran over the motorcyclist's legs, but anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the El Cajon CHP at (619) 401-2000.

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