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UPDATE: Motorcycle rider who died after Hwy. 101 crash Sunday identified

Investigators are looking into the circumstances that caused Sunday's fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 101 in the North County.

CHP officials say Leonard Rodriguez Jr. of Kerman, Calif. lost control of his 1998 Kawasaki "as it started to wobble." The crash occurred just after 7 p.m. when Rodriguez veered left from his position in the fast lane near Santa Margarita and his motorcycle slammed into the center guardrail, according to the CHP.

The 32-year-old was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo with life-threatening injuries and later died.

Rodriguez, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest in center median.

Investigators are still determining why the motorcycle began to wobble, they said. His speed has not yet been determined.

Authorities won't know if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash until toxicology results come in, which could take up to three weeks. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. -Tonya Strickland

UPDATE:

The motorcyclist who died after crashing his motorcycle on Highway 101 near Santa Margarita on Sunday has been identified as Leonard Rodriguez Jr. of Kerman, Calif.

The 32-year-old was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo with life-threatening injuries and later died.

Additional details about the crash are not yet available.

-Tonya Strickland

Original story:

A person riding a motorcycle crashed into a guard rail along Highway 101, just south of the Highway 58 exit, shortly at 7 p.m. today.

The driver was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. A paramedic's report from the scene said the driver was unconscious and unresponsive.

No other details are yet available. The CHP officers who responded remain at the scene investigating what happened.

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