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.