LANCASTER, Calif. – A motorcyclist killed in a Lancaster collision involving a vehicle with a suspected DUI driver was publicly identified Saturday.
He was 31-year-old Benjamin Lobbins, according to the coroner’s office. His city of residence was not available.
Deputies from the Lancaster Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded around 5:15 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Avenue K at Sixth Street East, where they learned the driver of a Lincoln Zephyr made a left turn from westbound Avenue K in front of the motorcyclist, who was eastbound on Avenue K, said Sgt. Michael Politano.
It is unknown if the motorcyclist’s speed was a factor in the crash.
The driver of the Lincoln was found to have been driving under the influence and was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, Politano said.
Anyone with information regarding this collision was asked to call the Lancaster Sheriff Station at 661-948-8466.