PALMDALE – A 26-year-old motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a car in a Palmdale intersection Sunday morning.
Dennis Steven Coreas of Palmdale died at the scene of the collision, which occurred around 7:40 a.m. Sunday on Palmdale Boulevard and 15th Street East, authorities said.
Coreas was riding a 2007 Yamaha westbound on Palmdale Boulevard when he collided with a Ford Fiesta that pulled out in front of him, according to Deputy Anderson of the Palmdale Sheriff Station’s Traffic Unit.
The Ford’s 84-year-old driver was headed northbound on 15th Street East.
“He stopped at the stop sign, looked both ways, didn’t see anybody coming, proceeded to cross the intersection and was struck by the man on the motorcycle,” Anderson said.
Traffic in the area was blocked for about four hours as authorities investigated the collision.
Single-vehicle crash kills Lancaster man, alcohol suspected
LAKE HUGHES – A 47-year-old suspected DUI driver died Saturday night after his car ran off the road, crashed into a fence and a tree and then overturned, authorities said.
John E. Cubano of Lancaster was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle collision, which occurred around 7:35 p.m. Saturday on Pine Canyon Road just east of Three Points Road in Lake Hughes, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Cubano was driving a 2000 VW Jetta westbound on Pine Canyon Road “while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and at an unsafe speed for the prevailing roadway,” the CHP report states.
Cubano crossed into the eastbound lane of traffic and then ran off the road onto the dirt shoulder. The Jetta crashed into a dirt embankment before careening into a chain link fence, crashing into a tree and overturning, according to the CHP report.
The Jetta came to rest on its driver, and Cubano sustained fatal injuries.
“Alcohol appears to be a factor in this collision and will be investigated further,” the CHP report states.