ANTELOPE VALLEY – A 56-year-old Castaic man was killed Saturday night after he lost control of his motorcycle as he was entering the 14 Freeway, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 8:25 p.m. on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, just south of Pearblossom Highway, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Gayle G. Swaim was entering the southbound 14 Freeway lanes from Pearblossom Highway, on a 2004 Yamaha Classic Star, when the left foot rest of his bike hit a raised curb causing Swaim to lose control, according to the CHP report.
The motorcycle fell to its right side, and Swaim was thrown onto the roadway, resulting in fatal injuries, according to the CHP report.
The motorcycle continued into the southbound No. 2 lane, where it was struck by a 2003 Toyota Camry, driven by 54-year-old Janet D. Moser of Palmdale, according to the report.
Moser, who was driving about 65 miles per hour, was not injured in the collision.
Swaim, who had been traveling at an undetermined rate of speed, was pronounced dead at the scene.