LAKE LOS ANGELES – Authorities have identified the driver who died after he was ejected from his pickup truck during a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning near Palmdale.
He was 28-year-old Dallas Barretto of Lake Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The fatal crash happened around 2:40 a.m. Saturday, April 10, on Palmdale Boulevard just east of 125th Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Barretto was driving a 2001 Toyota Tacoma eastbound on Palmdale Boulevard when he “made an unsafe turning movement” that caused his pickup to veer out of control and ultimately overturn onto the north shoulder, the CHP report states. Barretto was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP.
“The involvement of alcohol and/or drugs is unknown at this time and is still under investigation,” the CHP report states.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Sandoval at the Antelope Valley CHP Office at 661-948-8541.