LANCASTER – A Lancaster man was killed Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding was rear-ended by a pickup driven by an alleged drunken driver, authorities said.
Glenn Arnold Grimm, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
The fatal crash was reported about 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the intersection of 90th Street East and Avenue K in Lancaster, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Javier Guzman-Pena was driving a 2007 Nissan Frontier pickup truck northbound on 90th Street East at approximately 55 mph when he rear-ended Grimm’s 2005 Harley-Davidson that was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection with Avenue K, according to the CHP.
“Both vehicles were propelled forward and to the left, coming to rest on the wide dirt shoulder,” the CHP report states.
Grimm was thrown from the bike onto the dirt shoulder and he suffered fatal injuries, the CHP reported.
Guzman-Pena, 57, of Lancaster, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an alcohol beverage and was booked at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lancaster Station, according to the CHP report.