On May 23, 2022, at 1:20 a.m. the Escondido Police Department received a report of domestic violence in the 300 block of West Vermont Avenue. The caller had advised the possible suspect in the domestic violence was on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. As officers were responding, they saw a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Escondido Boulevard, turning east onto Felicita Avenue. Officers made a U-turn to stop the motorcycle, but the rider had accelerated rapidly and was already out of sight.
The motorcyclist had continued east on Felicita Avenue, which becomes 17th Avenue east of Juniper Street. Upon reaching a significant curve in the road near Encino Drive, the motorcyclist lost control of the motorcycle and collided with a fence and streetlight. The motorcyclist, a 44-year-old man, was pronounced deceased by Escondido Fire Paramedics at the scene.
This collision is being investigated by Traffic Investigator Tyler Herrmann. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is encouraged to call Officer Herrmann at 760-839-4911.