LITTLEROCK – A 46-year-old man died in Littlerock Wednesday evening after he crashed his motorcycle into a car that was turning into a residential driveway, authorities said.
Chris Ramirez of California City was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which occurred around 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, on Avenue R-4, north of 102nd Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Ramirez was speeding westbound on Avenue R-4 on a “special construction motorcycle,” while 40-year-old Hilda Meraz was eastbound in a 2016 Honda Civic, preparing to turn into a residential driveway, according to the CHP report.
Meraz failed to observe the motorcycle due to its “high rate of speed” and made a left turn directly into the path of the motorcycle, the CHP report states.
The motorcycle struck the right side of the Honda Civic and Ramirez was ejected. The bike spun clockwise and came to rest on the right shoulder of westbound Avenue R-4, according to the CHP report.
Meraz was not injured in the crash. Her front seat passenger, 39-year-old Alan Acevedo of Littlerock, was transported to Palmdale Regional Medical Center with complaint of pain to his right side.
A 14-year-old girl in the Honda Civic was not injured in the crash.
The crash is still under investigation.