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Man Killed in Sunday's SR 79 Motorcycle Crash Identified

The Medical Examiner identified the crash victim as 68-year-old Canadian Barry Somers.

A Canadian man killed Sunday in motorcycle wreck in Warner Springs was identified Tuesday.

Barry Somers, 68, was riding north on state Route 79 toward Julian with a friend when his 2012 Harley-Davidson veered off a curving stretch of road and crashed into an embankment near Chihuahua Valley Road shortly before 1 p.m., according to the Medical Examiner's Office.

Somers was wearing a helmet, but it came off before he hit the ground, according to the county agency.

Medics found him unconscious and without a pulse and, though medics tried to save him, he was declared dead at Palomar Medical Center shortly after arriving.

–City News Service

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