ANTELOPE VALLEY – A man was killed Saturday afternoon when he lost control of his vehicle on the Antelope Valley Freeway and slammed into a big rig tractor trailer.
The fatal collision happened around 5:25 p.m., according to a California Highway Patrol Report.
The man was driving a 2008 Honda Civic northbound in the No. 3 lane at a high rate of speed near the Vista Point, the report states.
For an unknown reason, the Honda Civic turned to the right, drove over a raised median curb, and crashed into the back of a big rig tractor trailer, the report states.
The big rig was parked along the east curb of the raised median inside the Lamont Odette Vista Point.
The collision left the Honda Civic partially wedged under the trailer.
The driver, who was the sole occupant in the vehicle, died at the scene.
UPDATED 6/10/12: The driver of the Honda Civic was Michael John Gonzalez, 29, of Santa Clarita according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.