Poway motorcyclist killed in I-15 pile-up

POWAY (CNS) – An investigation was under way Friday into a five-vehicle pile-up that killed a Poway motorcyclist on the Inland Corridor stretch of Interstate 15.

Daniel Shea, 24, of Poway, died in the crash on north Interstate 15 at Ted Williams Parkway about 10:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

In the moments leading up to the crash, Shea and a second motorcyclist were headed north — each at high rates of speed, passing other vehicles — when Shea crashed into the back of a 2003 Chevy Suburban driven by a 54-year-old Valley Center man and traveling about 60 mph ahead of the motorcyclists, CHP Officer Tommy Doerr said.

Shea was thrown from his 2003 Honda motorcycle upon impact and narrowly missed by a 22-year-old woman driving a 2010 Ford Fusion behind the motorcyclists, Doerr said.

The Ford slowed to miss Shea and was hit from behind by a 22-year-old Bonsall man driving a 2005 Toyota 4Runner. The 4Runner overturned after its collision with the Ford and landed on its side in a neighboring lane, striking the back of a 2004 Honda Civic driven by a 34-year-old man in the process, Doerr said.

The other motorcyclist continued on, according to Doerr.

Medics took Shea to Pomerado Hospital, where he died at 11:07 p.m., according to the Medical Examiner’s office.

No other injuries were reported.

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9 Comments for “Poway motorcyclist killed in I-15 pile-up”

  1. Frank

    "The other motorcyclist continued on, according to Doerr." Speaks volumes about real friendship doesn't it?

  2. jeff

    nicest kid. my next door neighbor for the past 15 years. heartbreaking

  3. Courtney gwen

    Daniel shea was my best friend for many years. I cant even fathom this tragety. Daniel shea i love you so much.. Nothing can take away this pain

  4. Concerned mother

    My daughter helped work to save this young man in the emergency room, after he was pronounced she called me in tears. These tragedies affect all. I know this has changed her view (she’s 22) on motorcycles and driving safer speeds. May this young man taken all too quickly RIP and his family find comfort from family and friends in this unexpected tragedy.

  5. Its me

    RIP Shea, There is a motocycle who always drives by Poway rd really really fast and doing tricks, i wonder if it was him.

  6. SadState

    I feel bad for the guy he smashed into and the people who stopped to save this young man and his family and friends. But at 24 year old he was old enough to know better than speed and ride recklessly. Now his family is left to pick up the pieces.

    • witness

      there, but for the grace of God, go I. we all made dumb choices as young men , although most at least begin to start growing out of it by 24 and Daniel's risk was a severe one he paid the ultimate price for. RIP to Daniel, peace to his family and friends and thank God none of the other people in the secondary accidents were hurt too bad. In general, I read these types of stories and say "Well he asked for it." but I witnessed the before, during and after of this wreck and was one of the first to attend to him in the roadway. no one deserves to die for making a bad choice like this. too bad he won't have a chance to learn from this mistake.

  7. SadState

    And you will be left forever with the images and emotions of the accident – which was my point because of his reckless actions.

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