LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has released the name of a motorcyclist killed in a traffic crash Wednesday afternoon in Lancaster.
The motorcyclist was identified as Darnell Kina Hines, 45, of Lancaster, according to the agency.
The fatal collision happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, Avenue K, near 15th Street, according to Lancaster Sheriff’s Station PIO Detective Ament Ryan.
Hines was riding westbound on Avenue K when a woman driving a Mazda sedan eastbound on Avenue K made a northbound turn onto 15th Street East, colliding with Hines’ bike and ejecting him from his vehicle, Ryan said.
Paramedics pronounced Hines dead at the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. It has not been determined if speed or impaired driving played a factor in the collision.
Anyone with information regarding the crash is encouraged to call Lancaster Sheriff’s Station traffic investigators at 661-948-8466.
UPDATE: An online fundraiser has been established for Darnell Hines, who left behind seven boys and two girls, according to the fundraiser. To donate, visit: https://gofund.me/dfa2c05a.