A teenage motorcyclist was killed after being while riding southbound on the 14 freeway near Palmdale at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
17-year-old was entering the freeway from Pearblossom Highway at a high
rate of speed, and collided with a 2001 Audi A8 which was driivng at 60
mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.
He applied the
brakes in an attempt to avoid the collision, and his motorcycle slid out
from under him. The bike slid on its side, hitting the right rear of
The rider was pronounced dead at the scene of the
collision. No one else sustained any injuries, and the cause of the
crash is still under investigation.
A sig alert was issued for the Pearblossom onramp at 9:21 p.m., and it reopened at 1:33 a.m.