LANCASTER – Authorities have identified the driver killed in a utility pole crash Tuesday afternoon as 51-year-old Daniel E. Holzer of Lancaster.
The fatal collision occurred around 1:40 p.m., February 18, on Avenue G, just east of 190th Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Holzer was driving a 2003 Toyota eastbound on Avenue G, “at a speed in excess of the posted 55 mph speed limit,” when his car veered off the road for unknown reasons and struck a mailbox and a small dirt berm, the CHP report states.
The car, “still traveling at a high rate of speed, struck an Edison power pole at the driver’s side door,” the CHP report states.
Holzer was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.