Motorcyclist killed in 14 Freeway onramp crash

FatalLANCASTER – A Lancaster man was killed Friday night after he lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown into a guardrail on the 14 Freeway, authorities said.

The fatal single-vehicle crash happened around 10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3 on the Avenue D onramp to the southbound lanes of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

Nicholas Wilson was riding a black Suzuki GSXR 750 eastbound on Avenue D when he attempted to enter the southbound lanes of the 14 Freeway.

Wilson lost control of his motorcycle as it entered the on-ramp, and he was thrown from the bike before he crashed into a guardrail rail east of the on-ramp, according to the CHP report.

Wilson, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Speed may have been a factor in this collision,” states the CHP report.

The investigation is still ongoing.

  20 comments for “Motorcyclist killed in 14 Freeway onramp crash

  1. kim
    January 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I love you cuz. You will be missed. Go watch over us with uncle frank. See you again some day! ♡♡♡

  2. Lino
    January 9, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Rest in peace my good Friend. I am shocked and greatly saddened by your sudden passing. My prayers for you, your little one and wife.

  3. G. Richards
    January 7, 2014 at 9:30 am

    If the West side of this interchange were engineered normal like the East side is, there would not be a need for drastic speed reduction just to negotiate the on-ramp curve. It’s not like the curve is tight due to space limitations. People just don’t often expect a transition from one State Highway to another, located in the open desert to slip in a 25 MPH curve.

    • Bob
      January 7, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Excuses. The key is to pay attention to the road.

      Next you will say we can’t have any curvy roads because there is miles of open terrain that can be bulldozed and altered so people not paying attention don’t kill themselves.

      You can make a better road, but lack of attention and lack of common sense are the real killers.

    • Shane
      January 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      I agree with you G. Richards. Although this tragic event took place due more than just the design of the ramp I myself along with many others have almost had an accident at this very on-ramp for the exact points you have made above. The transition will get you after the sun has gone down if you don’t know about it. I don’t care what any of these people have to say as far as accidents won’t happen if you pay attention to the road. I know that transition is a killer. Big rigs have an issue making it without running up onto that curb. Rest In Paradise Nick.

  4. Manuel C
    January 6, 2014 at 10:58 am

    My God Bless you Nick and your Family.

  5. Joe Jaramillo
    January 5, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Nick we worked together for several years. Rest in Peace my friend. My Deepest Condolences to your wife and daughter.

  6. selvin Aguilar
    January 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm


  7. Patrice L.
    January 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Such a tragedy… my prayers are with your wife and daughter. RIP Nick, we will miss you.

  8. Marcy D
    January 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Rest in peace, Friend. I am shocked and greatly saddened by your sudden passing. You were a great friend and you will be missed.

  9. Judy K
    January 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Very sad! Prayers for the family. Heaven has a good man, RIP Nick.

  10. Sandra escamilla
    January 4, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Rest in peace, my friend we will miss you prayers all Family and wife/daughter,

  11. Dora
    January 4, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I will miss you Nick. Prayers for you, your little one and wife.

  12. Bob
    January 4, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    When will people learn to drive safer out here?

    It is a shame so many people have to die to learn obvious lessons.

    Ave D and the AV have seen many motorcycle fatalities because people blow stops (both motorcycles and other vehicles,) or go way to fast.

    There is needless carnage in this valley. Please people, pay attention out there.

    • anthony monroe
      January 4, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Nick and I go way back going to miss you bro r.I.p .a.monroe and family

    • red
      January 5, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      This a tradgic accident, please don’t blame the victim. Accidents are called accidents not on purposes. U can do everything right & still die in an accident. It let’s u believe it can’t happen to u, but it can and hopefully people would be kind enough to let the persons death to be enough and hurt his family by saying he somehow controlled dying. I really hope his family realizes we don’t control these things, remember the good there is no good day to die.

      • Bob
        January 5, 2014 at 6:02 pm

        Please, do not say traffic accident. No current law enforcement agency refers to them as such, they are traffic collisions or incidents. These incidents occur because of driver error of at least one party to the collision. Sadly, this man was to blame for his own untimely demise.

        Yes it is a tough time for the family, but it should been seen as a learning experience for everyone. To blow it off as an accident it is to say no one is to blame.

        Speeding and skidding in good weather conditions was a fatal operator error.

        Remember people, when you are driving, you are in control of your fate, and the fate of those with you and around you. Do not be careless.

      • CB
        January 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm

        My condolences to the family of Mr. Wilson.
        red, what in the world are you talking about? You know nothing except there was an unfortunate fatality. You are totally & utterly wrong when you say “we don’t control these things”. On the contrary, we control many of the contributing factors. Anyone who rides a motorcycle knows this…

  13. Shane
    January 4, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    RIP Nick…..We pray for your wife and daughter. They will be in our thoughts.

    • Brian P
      January 4, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Rest in peace bro. Will see you soon

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