Man killed in motorcycle crash on I-8 identified as San Diego resident

A motorcyclist who died in a crash on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley on Saturday was identified as Payam Baghal.

The 28-year-old rider was headed west when he lost control near Interstate 805 about 2:50 a.m., according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

He went down into freeway lanes and was hit by at least one vehicle, the office said. Witnesses told authorities at the time of the crash that the motorcyclist became trapped under a Ford Mustang.

Baghal, a San Diego resident, died before he could be taken to a hospital.

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