LITTLEROCK – A 17-year-old driver died Sunday evening after his car veered off the road and slammed into a utility pole, authorities said.
The teen, identified by the coroner’s office as Diego Marin of Lake Los Angeles, was killed in a single-vehicle crash that happened around 6:40 p.m. Sunday, April 26, on Palmdale Boulevard, west of 110th Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The 17-year-old was driving a 2000 Honda westbound on Palmdale Boulevard at an undetermined speed when he drifted to the right for unknown reasons, the CHP report states.
He turned the car to the left, causing the Honda to veer from the westbound lane across the eastbound lane and onto the south dirt shoulder of Palmdale Boulevard, according to the CHP report.
“[The Honda] traversed the south dirt shoulder and collided in a broadside manner with a wooden utility pole,” the CHP report states.
Marin suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.