Man killed in rollover crash on 138

FatalLANCASTER  – A 23-year-old Oakland man died Sunday night after he was thrown from his car during a rollover crash on State Route 138, authorities said.

The single-vehicle collision happened around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, July 7 on SR-138 (Avenue D) just east of 170th Street West in an unincorporated area near Lancaster, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

Luis Ochoa-Loza* was driving a 1989 Nissan 240SX traveling eastbound on SR-138 “at a high rate of speed” when he passed another vehicle and then lost control of his vehicle, the CHP report states.

The Nissan ran off the roadway and overturned numerous times. Ochoa-Loza was ejected from the vehicle, sustaining major injuries, the CHP report states.

He was airlifted to Antelope Valley Hospital where he died from his injuries, according to the report.

The traffic collision is still under investigation.

*The driver was identified Monday (July 8) as 23-year-old Luis Ochoa-Loza of Oakland, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

  7 comments for “Man killed in rollover crash on 138

  1. Dustin
    July 10, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Rest in peace fam … Smh .. Imma miss you dog. You will never be forgotten.. So crazy i cant stop thinkin bout it :/

  2. Edgizzle
    July 9, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I love you luis we’re all in disbelieve my [removed] you went too soon. Rest in paradise guy you will always be missed :'(

  3. Nikolas Malechikos
    July 9, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Tragic. :-(

    I wonder if he was at the Just Drift event at Willow Springs Raceway this past weekend… the car make/model fits… (240’s are VERY popular for drifting…) May have been heading back up to NorCal via the 138 to I-5…

    Usually after a long weekend at the race track, I have absolutely ZERO desire to drive fast on public roads.

    • Bye Bye
      July 9, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      If he was EAST bound at 170th West, then I doubt he had been at Willow. Just saying.

      • Yo Mama
        July 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm

        Well, he sure as hell wasn’t headed to Oakland!

  4. july08
    July 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    One night I was driving down 90th st East, past Palmdale Blvd, before Ave O, when this motorcycle just appeared out of no wear. He got really close to the back of my car with his headlights beaming into the back window of my car, then all of a sudden he just disappeared, me and my daughter were in the car and we were freaking out because it was like he appeared one minute and disappeared the next, there was no sight of him, it was like he turned on his motorcycle, got behind me and then turned off his motorcycle, lights and everything, and completely disappeared. I think about it all the time. So, every time I hear about an accident way out in the middle of nowhere, where it is super dark, and hardly nobody is on the road, I think about what happened to me. I wonder if there is some idiot out there doing something stupid like shining there lights in on coming cars, and making them swerve into the dirt and get into an accident. In this article there saying that there was another car that he supposedly went around, hmmm, I wonder if that car did something to cause the accident? The AV has too much going on in it..

  5. Yo Mama
    July 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I’m glad to see that the only one that made this mistake was the only one killed. Too often the innocent are involved in someone else’s inexperience and recklessness particularly on a straight piece of road for miles. I’m glad the overtaken driver is unscathed. As for the kid, it’s a bad day for his family.

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