PALMDALE – A 58-year-old man was killed Tuesday afternoon after his motorcycle crashed into the back of a jeep, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 3:30 p.m., July 1, on Sierra Highway just north of Avenue P, according to Detective Brent Bunch of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
The motorcyclist was riding a 2007 Harley Davidson northbound on Sierra Highway, when he slammed into a 1989 Jeep Wrangler driven by 62-year-old Palmdale resident Osmond Jornadal, Bunch stated.
“The vehicle driven by Mr. Jorndal ran out of fuel and was stranded in the northbound lanes with his hazard lights on. The motorcyclist collided into the rear of Mr. Jorndal’s vehicle and was thrown from his motorcycle,” Bunch stated.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department Paramedics.
His name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
The deceased has been identified as 58-year-old David Wayne Skidmore of Quartz Hill, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.