LANCASTER – A motorcyclist died Thursday afternoon in a traffic collision in Lancaster, authorities said.
The fatal collision occurred around 1:03 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the intersection of 4th Street East and Avenue M (Columbia Way), according to a news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
“The preliminary facts of this investigation indicate the vehicle involved was traveling eastbound on Avenue M (Columbia Way) approaching 4th Street East. A motorcyclist was traveling westbound when suddenly the vehicle turned left in front of the motorcycle,” the news release states.
“The motorcyclist was ejected and collided with a truck waiting to make a westbound right turn onto Avenue M,” the news release states.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at Antelope Valley Hospital, according to the news release.
He was identified as 38-year-old Giancarlo DeJesus Pellicier of Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Avenue M was closed from 10th Street East to Sierra Highway for nearly four hours to allow for the collision scene investigation, officials said.
Anyone with information regarding this traffic collision is encouraged to contact the Palmdale Station’s Traffic Department at 661-272-2400. The incident remains under investigation.
Editor’s note: Story updated to correct information. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at Antelope Valley Hospital.