Authorities identify San Marcos woman killed in Carlsbad motorcycle collision

Authorities identify San Marcos woman killed in Carlsbad motorcycle collision

Update

8:22 a.m. OCT. 16 |  Authorities today identified the passenger who was thrown from a motorcycle and killed in a crash in Carlsbad.

Jessica Martin, 34, of San Marcos was pronounced dead at a hospital following the crash a little after 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to Carlsbad police and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Martin was the passenger on a 2017 Harley Davidson as it headed south on Rancho Santa Fe Road north of Camino de los Coches when the driver of the motorcycle “veered right to avoid a slowing vehicle in front of him and lost control,” officials from the medical examiner’s office said. The crash ejected both Martin and her driver, a 30-year-old San Marcos man whose name was not released.

Responding officers found the bike with extensive damage resting on its side directly behind a sedan, Carlsbad police Lt. Jeffrey Smith said. Martin and the driver were found on the ground nearby and both were taken to hospitals.

Martin was pronounced dead at 8:50 p.m. Friday, about two hours after the crash, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, the medical examiner’s office said. Authorities did not disclose the condition of the driver.

Earlier

12:20 p.m. OCT. 14  |  CARLSBAD — A woman was killed and a man was injured as a result of a motorcycle collision in Carlsbad, police said today.

At about 6:30 p.m. Friday, a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle struck the rear of a car on Rancho Santa Fe Road north of Camino de los Coches, according to Carlsbad Police Department Lt. Jeffrey Smith.

Responding officers found the bike with extensive damage resting on its side directly behind a sedan, Smith said. The motorcycle’s male driver was located on the ground nearby, as well as a female passenger who had been ejected from the motorcycle a short distance away.

Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital, where the female rider succumbed to her injuries, Smith said. The man’s condition was unknown today, police said.

The riders were only identified as a 30-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both of San Marcos.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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