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Fatal Traffic Collision in Carlsbad

Carlsbad CA— Early this morning, December 16, 2019 at 12:01 a.m., Officers from the Carlsbad Police Department responded to the intersection of Poinsettia and Avenida Encinas for a report of a vehicle fire.  Upon arrival, Officers found a motorcycle fully engulfed in fire at the 6800 block of Avenida Encinas.  The rider of the motorcycle was found lying in the roadway a few feet from the motorcycle.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that a male rider was traveling northbound on Avenida Encinas on a motorcycle.  For unknown reasons, the motorcycle collided into a parked vehicle at the 6800 block of Avenida Encinas.  The motorcycle rider was ejected from the motorcycle.  The motorcycle rider was pronounced deceased on scene.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office is assisting in this investigation.  The identity of the deceased adult male driver will be released by the Medical Examiner’s Office after the next of kin has been advised.

It is unknown if alcohol intoxication is a factor into the cause of the collision and the investigation by the Traffic Division is underway.

Investigators are requesting anyone that witnessed the collision to call Carlsbad Police Department Accident Investigator, Corporal Travis Anderson at 760-931-2208.

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