Lancaster motorcyclist killed after collision with hearse

ANTELOPE VALLEY – A 57-year-old Lancaster man was killed Friday afternoon after his Harley-Davidson motorcycle drifted into the wrong lane and collided with a hearse.

The collision happened around 12:24 p.m., Friday (Aug. 17) on Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2), according to a California Highway Patrol Report.

David Duane Manos Jr. was traveling eastbound on Angeles Crest Highway, at an unknown rate of speed, when his motorcycle drifted to the left, crossed the centerline of the road, and ended up in the westbound lane – directly in the path of a 1964 Cadillac hearse, the report states.

The two vehicles collided, and Manos was thrown from his bike onto the roadway, resulting in fatal injuries.

The driver of the hearse, 77-year-old Tehachapi resident John Joseph Koresko, was not injured in the crash, according to the CHP report.

  12 comments for “Lancaster motorcyclist killed after collision with hearse

  1. Don
    August 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Does anyone know how to get in touch with one of his best friends, Bob? Last I knew Bob lives at Lake Havasu.

  2. Glen C.
    August 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I knew David Manos since he was a little boy and spent a lot of time with his family. David also worked for me for a while and he was a very level headed person. Let’s not pass judgement without knowing all of the facts.
    Maybe this was caused by a medical event of some sort.

  3. FlipSide
    August 20, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Another example of a drunk RUB meeting his fate. Darwin in action.

    • Don
      August 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Again another comment without knowing the facts. I knew Dave and knew him not to be so irresponsible to drink and drive on his motorcycle. And especially at 12:24 pm which is noonish. So you can bite me with your Darwin in action comment. Let’s hear the report first. You jack ass.

    • Kevin
      August 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      Oh, look, a troll has arrived to spit on someone’s grave. How underwhelming.

    • P Fin
      August 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      This comment makes me ill. You do not know this very responsible, level-headed man OR his family, who you have manged to hurt terribly during this very, very difficult time. How dare you! Keep your nagative, biting comments to yourself.

    • Anita
      August 23, 2012 at 6:02 am

      Where on earth did you come to the conclusion that alcohol was involved? Do not speak of something/someone you know nothing about. Another dumb ass comment from a small minded person! You should be ashamed!!!!!

  4. Nonofyourbusiness
    August 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Wow smh

  5. Palmdale_Steve
    August 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Google the name of the guy driving the hearse…wowser.

    • really
      August 19, 2012 at 9:59 am

      Yeah go figure the rapist survived without injury

  6. Yo Mama
    August 19, 2012 at 6:28 am

    RIP, David Manos…

  7. wow!
    August 19, 2012 at 1:22 am

    what irony!

    killed by the very vehicle you will take your last ride in!

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