Motorcyclist dies of injuries from crash

LANCASTER – Traffic investigators from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station are investigating the circumstances surrounding a collision, which killed a motorcyclist Monday (July 16).

The collision happened around 8:40 a.m. at the intersection of 15th Street West and Avenue K-8 in Lancaster.

Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed a motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Avenue K-8 when it collided with a pickup truck in the intersection.

The motorcyclist was injured in the collision and transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the collision.

The identity of the victim or driver has not been released.

The investigation is continuing and investigators from Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Enforcement Team, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, are asking anyone with information about this incident to call them at 661-948-8466. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website

(Information via press report from the Lancaster Station.)

UPDATED 7/19/12: The motorcyclist has been identified as Mark McQueen.

  11 comments for “Motorcyclist dies of injuries from crash

  1. Kay
    July 21, 2012 at 11:32 am

    RIP Mark McQueen.
    Gone but never, ever forgotten. <3

  2. bright
    July 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    reading the story in the newspaper today, about the memorial they had for this young man, he sounded like a great kid…feel so bad for the family, girlfriend and friends.. RIP Mark..

  3. Ellis H.
    July 19, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Tradgedy all around. Best wishes to the family.

  4. Roxana
    July 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Mark was a great guy. It’s so sad to think I won’t be seeing him anymore. But his friends and family should think that even though we only had him for a short while, we were lucky he was in our lives. Tom and Rachel, I love you guys and hope that you find the strength to get through this tragedy. We will miss you always Mark. You were such a wonderful person in the community. It’s not fair. But your friends and family will love you always.

  5. Bizz
    July 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    My heart is going out to this man’s family and friends…tragic.

  6. Rick
    July 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Saw the shrine at the intersection yesterday….sad. Godspeed.

  7. Shannon
    July 18, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Mark you will be missed honey. You were becoming a great man. I love you!

  8. Jordan
    July 18, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I wish I could’ve gotten to know you better than I already do. You were an awesome guy when I knew you a few years ago and it seems that you were an even greater person to your friends and family now. Ride in paradise mark. We’ll miss you.

  9. Rick
    July 17, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    As a fellow biker, I feel for his family. It happens so quickly, especially on a bike. prayers go out.

  10. Tim
    July 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Rip McQueen

  11. El DJ
    July 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    RIP Mark

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