LANCASTER – A motorcyclist and a front seat passenger in a vehicle were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Lancaster Saturday night, authorities said.
The fatal crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. July 30, at 40th Street West at Newgrove Street, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“The driver of a 2003 Toyota Prius was travelling southbound on 40th Street West and was making a left turn to travel eastbound on Newgrove Street,” the news release states. “A motorcyclist was northbound 40th Street West. The vehicle and motorcycle collided in the intersection.”
The passenger in the front right seat, 19-year-old Ioanna Mipsinga of Lancaster, was killed in the crash, according to Detective Michael Politano and the coroner’s office.
The motorcyclist — who was not identified — also died, Politano said.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation. Any witnesses to the collision are encouraged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, Traffic Detail at 661-948-8466.
UPDATE 8/2/16: The deceased motorcyclist has been identified as 28-year-old Joseph Warton of Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.