ACTON – A motorcyclist was killed, and the other driver, a Palmdale man, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit and run following a crash in Acton Saturday evening, authorities said.
The fatal crash happened on Soledad Canyon Road west of Aliso Canyon Road at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, May 7, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The motorcyclist was riding a 2012 Harley Davidson westbound on Soledad Canyon when he crossed into the eastbound lane, directly into the path of an eastbound 2015 GMC Sierra, driven by 56-year-old Bradly Russell Mcleod of Palmdale, the CHP report states.
The vehicles collided, and the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and later pronounced dead at the scene.
Mcleod fled the scene but his damaged vehicle broke down about a half-mile away, according to the CHP report.
Mcleod was detained and “later arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit and run,” the CHP report states.
The deceased motorcyclist was identified as 66-year-old Arlington Rand Brooks of Reseda, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
Mcleod sustained minor injuries in the crash and was treated at Antelope Valley Hospital, according to the CHP report.
He was booked Saturday at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station jail on $50,000 bail and released Sunday morning, according to LASD inmate records.