ROSAMOND – A 37-year-old motorcyclist died Wednesday morning after colliding with a driver who lost control of his vehicle, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, on SR-14 south of Avenue A in Rosamond, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The motorcyclist was riding a 2020 Harley Davidson Sportster southbound on SR-14 in the No. 1 lane, while 43-year-old Jesse Ingle of Rosamond was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro southbound on SR-14 from the Avenue A on-ramp, according to the CHP report.
Ingle “diverted his attention away from the roadway” and crashed into the curb edge of the Avenue A to southbound SR-14 on-ramp, the CHP report states.
“This impact caused [Ingle] to lose control of [the Camaro] and travel out of control across southbound lanes, directly into the path of [the motorcycle],” the CHP report states.
Both vehicles collided and the rider was ejected from his motorcycle, sustaining fatal injuries. His name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification, but he was a 37-year-old man from Rosamond, according to the CHP report.
Ingle and witnesses remained at the scene to render aid and await emergency personnel, CHP officials said.
“The involvement of alcohol and/or drugs is not suspected to be a factor in this collision,” the CHP report states.
“Tragically, another life was lost here in the Antelope Valley. This is the 24th person killed so far this year in Antelope Valley CHP jurisdiction (SR-14 and unincorporated Los Angeles County),” CHP officials said in the report.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Officer A. Ball at the Antelope Valley CHP Office at 661-948-8541.
UPDATE: The deceased motorcyclist has been identified as 37-year-old Luis Morales, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
19 comments for "Motorcyclist killed in Rosamond traffic crash [updated]"
Angie Morales says
This is a human life we are talking about people which happens to be my older brother. He was on his was to work and some car lost control “for said reason”. My brothers was in the military and served in the war twice to defend our country and he lost his life because of a stupid reason. he left behind 4 kids and a wife who are totally and completely devastated. I drive through that ramp everyday and I know it’s almost impossible to lose control like that unless something else was happening such as speeding, and many other factors. With that said I want to remind everyone to be in the lookout for motorcycles and other drivers. We must share the road and be courteous of the lives of other.
surfside 6 says
Automobiles should especially beware of their own outside rear view mirrors. Because where motorcycles are concerned, there is always a small blind spot where passing bike riders can briefly be positioned. Therefore, many of us simply gaze over our shoulder the traditional way to keep bikers safe!
As a motorcycle rider my self people don’t see you on a bike they just know it is not a car and will pull right in front of you bikers be alert people don’t see you!! Please people be more alert we do share the road togeather and please slow down!! The next death maybe someone very close to you!!
AMEN I learned that people don’t see you on a motorcycle unless they have ever shared the road on one. First day I got my bike I was almost killed twice. Bikers have to be so extra careful in looking OUT
May he Rest In Peace he was a friends of mine dad and me and here are like family I’m so sorry if he would’ve left a little later this wouldn’t have happened ❤️
Michael Murray says
How Sad! They should investigate to see if the driver of the Camaro was texting at the time of the accident and if they can prove he was, charge him with Manslaughter.
And maybe it was simply an accident
@ Emma regardless if his driving a car he should be more careful and stop acting like you don’t know how stupid drivers in the AV drive like a bunch of people with no direction
Please don’t assume to know what happened. Instead show some compassion. I was a witness and was there while the driver was giving his statement. The officer asked if he could look at the drivers phone and he gave it to the officer willingly. He was telling the truth and was found not to be texting and driving.
Compassion for what the distracted driver or the rider cause it looks like all you’re worried about is the driver.
Another distracted driver…
Damn if only he left home 5 seconds sooner or later. These damn drivers have to start being held accountable. This was a death that should have never happened. My condolences to the riders family. Now the car driver I hope you learned to slow the [removed] down.
You all should know the facts before making assumptions and saying hurtful things. I was a witness on scene.The driver of the Camaro wasnt texting and driving. I heard the officer ask the driver if he could check his phone and the driver gave it to him willingly.
… my vote for the worst people at texting-while-driving goes, to college dropouts who drive muscle cars –
Arrested back in March up in Mono County, driving without a license, this Jesse Ingle fellow never should have been on the road, in the first place. On account he’s a black guy, he gets to slide. He was not arrested or charged –
Stupid drivers to busy looking down at the phone not paying attention to the road another innocent victim lost his life because of stupid drivers condolence to the family RIP Fellow Rider Ride on Brother
You are says
You don’t know if he was on his phone to make that stupid assumption.
Damn if only he left home 5 seconds sooner or later. These damn drivers have to start being held accountable. This was a death that should have never happened. My condolences to the riders family. Now the car driver I hope you learned to slow the fuck down.