San Diego

Motorcyclist Killed in Solo Crash on Sunrise Highway Identified: ME

The motorcyclist killed in a solo crash on Sunrise Highway Friday morning has been identified by the Medical Examiner. 

Joseph DiPari, 42, of La Mesa,  was riding his 2016 Ducati 959 Motorcycle heading northbound on Sunrise Highway on Friday when the crash happened, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Kevin Pearlstein said. The location is approximately four miles north of Interstate 8 in unincorporated San Diego County. 

DiPari was riding approximately 45 miles an hour when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road, Pearlstein said. 

His motorcycle traveled onto the dirt shoulder, where it hit a rock embankment. 

DiPari flew off his motorcycle and struck the pavement. 

He was taken via an air ambulance to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego with life-threatening injuries. Despite medical intervention, he was pronounced dead the next day, according to the ME. 

His cause of death was ruled to be blunt impact injuries to the head, neck and torso. The manner of death was ruled an accident. 

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