LANCASTER – Authorities have identified the passenger who died Friday evening when the pickup truck he was riding in crashed while trying to pass a car in Lancaster.
He was 28-year-old Timothy Doerr of Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The fatal collision happened around 7:39 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the intersection of Avenue F and 60th Street West, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
Doerr was the front passenger in a Dodge truck that was traveling eastbound on Avenue F, behind a Mazda 3, according to the news release.
“As [the Mazda’s driver] attempted to make a left turn to northbound 60th Street West from the stop sign, [the Dodge truck’s driver] reportedly attempted to overtake [the Mazda] in the oncoming lanes of traffic. The vehicles collided in the intersection and [the Dogde truck] rolled over an unknown number of times on the north shoulder of Avenue F, causing significant damage to the vehicle and fatally injuring the front passenger,” the sheriff’s news release states.
Doerr was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The other passenger in the Dodge truck was transported to a local hospital in critical but stable condition. Both drivers of the vehicles remained at the scene of the collision,” the news release states. Sheriff’s officials did not say what, if any, injuries were sustained by the Dodge truck’s male driver and Mazda’s female driver. The drivers were not named.
“The cause of the collision is still being investigated. The speed of the Dodge truck may be a factor,” sheriff’s officials said in the news release.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact traffic investigators at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.
Loved ones of Timothy Doerr have created an online fundraiser to assist his family.
“He leaves behind a beautiful wife with a baby on the way. He also leaves behind a mom, dad, two brothers and a sister. He comes from a super close family and we are all completely devastated… ” according to the fundraising page.
To donate to this effort, visit: https://gofund.me/691b18b3.
17 comments for "Passenger killed in Lancaster traffic crash ID’d"
Marie Reyes says
Wow I just moved to this area a few months ago. I haven’t driven much since I’ve been here because I noticed people drive recklessly on the roads. The 138 (D) is particularly scary. People will ride your bumper when you are trying to turn. Maybe the police can start patrolling this area more?
FACT: My daughter and her 3 children were stopped at the stop sign facing north waiting on traffic to pass to continue north bound. She stated the little white car was turning and had the right of way with her turn signal on after having stopped. The dodge truck was traveling at an extreme rate of speed and tried to pass the white car on the left. The accident was horrific. The truck was definitely at fault. Truck was going to blow the 4 way stop no matter what. He was telling everyone at the scene it was not his fault. He should be ashamed of himself for all that he had done. My daughter called 911 and risked her life trying to help the hurt people with that idiot driver running around. You want the truth and that is it. My daughter gave her statement to the officers.
Thank you for the facts and reporting it to the police we all hope the family seeks justice doesn’t matter if the driver was a family friend or not
I just want to say you can’t believe any newspapers or other reporting agencies, they never get their facts correct, I was in a car accident and when I read the AV Press article on my accident all the information was wrong they even reported that my kids was riding in the car that hit me and I had never met this lady before. What I am saying is until these reporting news agencies are held accountable for their stories then they are nothing more than made of stories about an incident. Or as it has been said in the past FAKE NEWS, So please lets not hurt the family members any more than they are already suffering, my prayers goes out to them.
So sorry for the loss of a son. I drove by this about 8:15. Seen the Honda and another car pulled over. Next to the area that is marked as a dearh of another young driver in 10/19. This has a stop sign because of the dangers out there. I always try to slow and watch both directions of all ways. Sending prayers to the families.
Brenda Baty says
Keep in mind this poor soul lost is life has a Passenger. God Bless this family and all the parties involved, may it comfort them that Timothy is with you. Rest In Peace.
How u gonna try and pass a vehicle at a stop sign? ♀️ This driver should be facing criminal charges for this, that was just reckless and irresponsible. Who does that?
U should probably keep ur mouth shut til the facts come out.
Is that not a four way stop? If someone blows a stop so fast there’s multiple roll-overs after a collision, I don’t care who you are, you don’t get to blame the other driver
Timmy- He was not average. He was exceptional! Brought up by loving parents and the influence of family traditions involving real love, real honor and courage.
I knew him as a boy, watched him grow into a beautiful young man, as he took on responsibilities in life, excepting and exploiting his role as the eldest son, a devoted employee, a skilled craftsman and focused workman.
I’m sure he was a considerate husband and sure to be a devoted father.
What more do you want in a son?
What more do you want in a purposeful American citizen?
He was marked for leadership, I believe, and was just breaking out to proceed successfully forward, for his wife, child, parents, grandparents, and certainly for his brothers and sister.
Thanks to you all, thank you Timmy, thanks be to God!
Gone so fast, but, you restore, inspired a father’s faith in having sons. It can be done!
Love to to the Doerr Family
Dave where you at
Comment rocky oct 5 basically the truth is finally out now how about you keep your mouth shut now that the facts ARE OUT smh we all know who the dumb a$$ is where he works and where he lives he deserves what’s coming to him
Being at the scene yesterday as we morn the loss of our family member looking at the marks and the final resting place of the truck and seeing the front end of the car this story is so far from true.
In what way is this story untrue? Your family member worked with my husband’s company. Condolences to all of you
Wow really????? These people are grieving and you are challenging their statement???? What kind of a person are you???
Daniel Krull says
I’m sure he will.
It’s still under investigation!!! Geezuz!!! Don’t be so quick to judge, you weren’t there
Troy Christensen says
Criminal charges? He is dead!