PALMDALE – An 18-year-old Palmdale driver was killed late Friday morning after his vehicle spun out of control on the wet roadway, authorities said.
Semaj Chapman was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which occurred around 10:50 a.m. on Avenue S, near Tovey Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Chapman was driving a 1991 Ford Mustang eastbound on Avenue S, at an unsafe speed for the wet roadway, when he lost control of the vehicle, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The car careened into a dirt berm on the south edge of Avenue S before crashing into an Edison pole, the CHP report states.
A passenger in the vehicle, a 21-year-old man from Lancaster, was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with moderate injuries, according to the CHP report.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which remains under investigation.