PALMDALE – A 45-year-old Palmdale man was thrown off his motorcycle, hit by an SUV and killed Monday night, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 7:49 p.m. on 10th Street West, between Avenue O and O-4, in Palmdale, according to Detective Brent Bunch of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
The Palmdale man, whose name has not yet been released, was riding a 1982 Harley Davidson southbound on 10th Street West, when he apparently made a U-turn in front of a 2004 Chrysler Sebring, Bunch stated.
The Chrysler crashed into the motorcycle, throwing its rider into the northbound lanes of 10th Street West, where he was hit by a 2006 Chevy Suburban, Bunch stated.
The motorcyclist was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
No other injuries were reported in connection with the collision, Bunch stated.
The 2004 Chrysler Sebring was driven by 31-year-old Aileen Campos of Lancaster, while the 2006 Chevy Suburban was driven by 52-year-old Laura Petty of Lancaster.
Traffic was blocked off on 10th Street West, between Avenue O and Avenue O-4, until approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, while the incident was being investigated.
UPDATE 4/9/14: The deceased has been identified as Chungmin Jimmy Lu. Read our update at: Motorcyclist killed in Palmdale crash was Gabriel’s House Arts Director