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UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after Wednesday crash

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 01:15:12-04

A motorcyclist has died after a crash Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 3:12 p.m. in the 6400 block of West Sahara Avenue, near Torrey Pines Drive. Police said the motorcycle hit the curb and a sign post causing the motorcycle to fall to its side. The operator, identified as 58-year-old Gisel Richard of France, was ejected to the ground and slid to a stop. The motorcycle continued northwest and hit a GMC pikcup truck that was for sale in a parking lot.

Richard was transported to UMC Trauma with serious injuries but later succumbed to her injuries.

The crash will not be counted as a traffic-related fatality as of yet since there is a possibility of a medical episode before the crash.

Westbound Sahara Avenue was closed at Torrey Pines Drive for nearly four hours after the crash.