Motorcyclist Dies in Pauma Valley Crash

A 78-year-old motorcyclist died and three other people were hurt.

One person was killed in a crash in Pauma Valley Wednesday, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials confirmed.

The deadly crash happened just before 1 p.m. on State Route 76 at Cole Grade Road.

An 18-year-old Temecula woman was driving east on Cole Grade Road when she lost control and drove toward a group of motorcyclists, CHP officers said.

One motorcyclist was able to avoid the car. Another was thrown from his bike and suffered major injuries.

A third hit the car that rider was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not identified by CHP officials but was described as 78 years old.

The car's driver suffered a broken arm and a passenger was airlifted to Palomar Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

It's not known what caused the driver to lose control.

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