PALMDALE, Calif. – Coroner’s officials Saturday released the name of a motorcyclist who was killed in a high-speed crash on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the Palmdale area.
The victim was identified as Jonathan Lechuga, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office website.
The crash occurred at about 5:40 p.m. Thursday on the northbound 14 Freeway near Avenue O-8, the California Highway Patrol reported.
According to the CHP, the 23-year-old Lancaster man was riding a 2009 Yamaha R1 “at a high rate of speed, which prevented him from being able to negotiate the curve in the roadway.”
“(The) vehicle left the roadway, traversed the west center median and crashed into a guardrail,” the CHP reported.