ACTON – Authorities have identified a motorcyclist who died Friday following a crash on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the Acton area.
Raymond Olund, 57, of Lancaster died at a hospital after his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The collision occurred around 5:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, on the northbound 14 Freeway near Red Rover Mine Road.
According to the CHP, Olund was riding his motorcycle in the northbound No. 1 lane at an unknown speed; while Tamyshia J. Curry was driving a 2007 Lexus SUV in the northbound No. 2 at approximately 60 mph – slightly ahead of the motorcycle.
“As both drivers continued northbound, Mr. Olund began to overtake and pass Ms. Curry. For unknown reasons, she turned her vehicle to the left, crossing over the double yellow lines and into Mr. Olund’s path of travel,” the CHP report states.
The vehicles collided, and Olund was ejected from his motorcycle, according to the CHP.
“Mr. Olund sustained major head trauma and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” the CHP report states.
Tamyshia Curry, 23, of Calabasas was not injured in the crash, according to the CHP report.
She was cited and released, CHP officials said Monday. The incident remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.