LANCASTER – Authorities have identified the driver who was killed Sunday night when his compact SUV collided with a big rig in Lancaster.
He was 80-year-old Joseph Bongiorno, Jr., according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. His city of residence was not known. No other injuries were reported.
The crash was reported around 8:55 p.m. Sunday, Aug, 27, on Avenue D (SR-138) and 85th Street West, according to the California Highway Patrol.
According to a source at the scene, Bongiorno was driving a silver Honda CRV eastbound on Avenue D when he tried to overtake a car in front of his and collided with the semi, which went off the road into a field.
No further information on the crash was immediately available.