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 http://lacrimestoppers.org.
(Information via press report from the Lancaster Station.)
UPDATED 7/19/12: The motorcyclist has been identified as Mark McQueen.