LANCASTER – A motorcyclist died Monday morning after he ran a red light and collided with a car in a Lancaster intersection, authorities said.
The fatal two-vehicle collision happened around 4:54 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, on Avenue L (East) and Sierra Highway, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The man was riding a Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Sierra Highway when he “failed to stop at the red traffic signal” and collided with a Hyundai whose driver was making a left turn onto Avenue L from northbound Sierra Highway, the news release states.
The motorcyclist was ejected from his bike and pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. His identity has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
Authorities did not say if the Hyundai’s driver, a female, sustained any injuries in the crash.
“It is unknown if speed was a factor in the collision. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs played a role,” the sheriff’s news release states.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information on this fatal collision is encouraged to contact the traffic investigators at Lancaster Sheriff Station at 661-948-8466.
31 comments for "Motorcyclist killed in Lancaster traffic crash"
Rest In beautiful omg I can’t believe it still u was cool as [removed] even in high school love always bates brother
Tara Powell says
I’m still in shock about this whole thing. I
have known you Dion Anthony Bates since forever it seem like. I have seen you ride and I would never see you careless. So like “Ur Beautiful says” I feel the same way that someone was chasing you or something.
Anyways all I know is that you have always been there for me as a friend and nothing or nobody would stop you from being there for me. I have always felt love and respect from you like a brother from another mother. Cricket please watch over all of us from up there like you have down here. I will miss you my friend may the angels in paradise keep you close. I will see you again soon Cuz. My heart is broken by all the friends and family we all have lost in the past year alone. God Bless all of you up there and down here.
Susie G says
We go way back. You crossed barriers that very few can. My condolences to your family and friends who are feeling this tragic loss. Much love and respect. Rest In Peace my friend.
Mark Rock says
Cuz you were the best brother that I could have ever wanted and I’m going to miss you like crazy we used to do some crazy crap together I love you brother and I’m completely numb right now this world has lost another great one
ZHAIRE HARRISON says
ALL PRAYERS GOING OUT TO THIS MEN
mary freeman says
Rip you’ll be missed love you forever you were a good friend will miss you always ill see you soon my brother
Earl Turner says
My brother from another mother let me say we have so many memories together and I will always have you in my heart No one can ever take your place when I heard the news i was so heartbroken let me say I will always be your little brother till the death of me… I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER KEEP ME WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES I WIL LOVE TO SEE YOUR FACE ONE MORE TIME I WILL BE WAITIN TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! MUCH LOVE!!!!
Charles Shehane says
Dam…it’s hard to know your gone like that…the time we had was short but it was fun watching them old shoot em up westerns and magic shows..eating up all my chips…you are a great man my family and I will miss you Brother
Rafael Mendoza says
Im so devastated by this..you have always kept it 100% with me..Even though u always looked mad…lol …Criccet your presence will always be missed but never forgotten..tell everyone i sends mine up there…thank u for being a friend…
Love & Respect,,, RALPHY “RUNNING WATERS”
Legends never die you always kept it G God forgive Cricket don’t I’ll never forget you you were always good to our boys and they loved you keep your eyes on us down here much love and respect always Hatefull Sfv and the Rader family
Melisa Kellingsworth aka: Sknhd lisa says
R.I.P my dearest friend aka cricket Dion Sanders. You treated me with so much respect always. Love you bro. Damn I can’t believe your gone. We had some crazy times in the past.
Bams sfv says
Rip bro it’s been a long road we’ve all traveled just know your road is clear now your gonna be missed. You’d be amazed at how much your passing affected everyone. Ride with the angels bro. And look over your Lil one and your family and put an extra look out for the rest of us
Starla Gresham says
There will Never be another YOU. Friend/Family to me and mine.. physically sure you were taken from us, but energy doesn’t DIE it simply changes form period. Your still with us Cuz ALWAYS.. You touched so many. My Condolences and RESPECT TO YOUR OFFSPRING and significant other. Whomever they are. THIS HITS F*#+In HARD..!!!! I won’t say Rest In Peace because rest is only needed in this life for our physical bodies to function properly. Instead I’ll say fight on in the spiritual, you hold up that end there and we will do what’s needing done here.. I Love You Cricket always have always will… we got this..
Kim lafayette says
I still can’t believe this is real. I just keep waiting for you to show up and ask me why everybody is trippin? I am going to miss you always, and so will our little girl. I promise to honor you always and raise our daughter to be the strongest person she can be. We were truly blessed with her, and though you and I had our struggles one thing I always knew was that you truly loved her. I promise to forever keep your memory in her heart, and I promise to never let her down. Please watch over her and guide her when necessary, she still needs her daddy no matter where you are. We will love you always, and forever you will be missed. Rest in paradise CRICCET, fly high…
Shelley Armijo says
My dearest friend, I’ve known you so long since 2nd or 3rd grade. You are the best homeboy ever. I’m so sorry to you this happened and all your family. I wish this wasn’t true. I will miss you forever . You are truly loved and will be missed. I’ll see you on the flip side homey until then RIP. Love You,
Tammy O'Connell says
I would like to remind everyone that Cricket was the father to a beautiful little girl who’s life will never be the same without him ,
Damn Im at a loss for words .!my heart is heavy at this moment. my prayers and deepest condolences to the family and loved ones. Criccet .you have always been a Loyal brother to me and always helped me out in whatever situation I was in and I just want to thank u! I know you will continue to watch over us all and just know that you are forever in my heart and will be missed ! Luv ya Bro! #R.I.PCriccet!
Phyllis Migasi says
Unbelievable… I’m lost for words. We just saw him! To his lady… CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED ANYTHING! R.I.P. Dion 25+YEARS
Michelle rael says
You were my family bro. Now I’ve lost my mother, father,brother,sister and now you. Everyone I know is dying. I pray all of y’all is up in Heaven partying with the angels and holding a spot for me….you will be missed. Love you bro.
Dying is easy. It’s the living that’s hard.
Sorry for you loss Michelle
RIP Criccet! You will truly be missed. See you when I get there Hood!
Damn cuz no way I can’t believe you’re gone I’ve know you for 27 years plus who is going to watch it for me now you and my babe champs take care of each other and my bro TRAVI. I still can’t believe this shit I’m in shock I love you cuz rest with the angels
Melissa H says
Baby you were my everything please know that I will always love you and never forget you plz watch over me while I continue my days on this world without u right next me cuzz RIP my love u will be forever missed
Rest easy Dion I’ll always hold you in my heart ❤️ I miss u n I feel so lost
Daphne Campbell says
Stand tall with our other Angels and keep a guiding hand to steer us thru this darkest hour without you my friend, my brother it was a grace of God to have met and known you forever loved and missed.
Saying farewell to a REAL G.
Alfred James says
RIP CRICKET gonna miss you dude
I am truly amazed at the amount of people who run red lights. It makes driving our streets scary and very unsafe.
Another G gone says
Dam CUZZZZZ I never thought I would be sending you a message this way. 25+ years I have known you seen you ride through everything us and downs all of it. Gonna miss you I wish I knew what I wanted to say. Ride in paradise cricket stand tall among the angels till we see each other again love you CUZZZZZ.
Chris "MR.PUPPET" Carter says
Another Brother taken too soon…. This one is too close to the ❤…. Rest in peace “Cuz”… Let the Fellas know we on our way…
Kim lafayette says
Your comment is truly inappropriate right now. They are called accidents for a reason, and let’s not forget that there has not even been an update given as far as the accident report that was stated to still be I nder investigation. This man was a loved brother, friend, and father wether he ran a red light or didnt. Please have some compassion and respect for those of us that will spend the rest of our days missing him… thank you
Ur beautiful says
I really don’t understand how n why he ran a red light anyone who really knew cricket knew he knows how to ride that bike a lot of people believe someone was chasing him n when the truth comes out n it will what happens in the dark always comes to light that man was loved n still is by everyone n it’s still really hard to believe that he is gone I will always love you Dion Anthony Bates ❤️ I will never say goodbye because this isn’t goodbye it’s a see you soon cuzz n don’t trip well find out the truth u know we will