LANCASTER – A motorcyclist died Thursday evening after a suspected DUI driver turned in front of him, causing a collision in Lancaster, authorities said.
It happened around 5:17 p.m. Thursday, May 11, near the intersection of Avenue K and 6th Street East, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary investigation indicates a male adult in a Lincoln Zephyr made a left turn from westbound Avenue K in front of the male adult motorcyclist, who was eastbound Avenue K,” the news release states.
The motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification. The Lincoln’s driver “was determined to have been driving under the influence and was subsequently arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated,” officials said in the news release. The driver’s identity was not immediately released.
“The cause of the collision is still being investigated. It is unknown if the motorcyclist speed was a factor in the crash,” the sheriff’s news release states.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.
4 comments for "Motorcyclist killed in Lancaster traffic collision, driver arrested for DUI"
Not the sun in eyes says
Was the sun a factor? If the (impaired) driver was westbound and the motorcycle eastbound with sunset around 7:45 PM?
OK the sun was approximately at an elevation of 72 degrees and the azimuth was about 201 degrees so SSW not west at the time of accident on May 11th. using the Kiesan online solar calculator.
Tim Scott says
You need to get out more.
Call me crazy but I think driving drunk was the factor.
Tim Scott says
Maybe. But the unfortunate fact is that there are drunk drivers, in huge numbers, all over the roads; and they very seldom kill anyone. I’d call it a factor, but it’s unlikely to have been the only factor.