Antelope Valley Press

Motorcycle rider dies in collision west of city

- By JULIE DRAKE Valley Press Staff Writer

LANCASTER — A 31-year-old Lancaster man was killed Tuesday when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle on 90th Street West at Avenue F-4, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

At approximat­ely 3:13 p.m., the victim, identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner as Tony Jesus Leon Jr., was riding a 2014 Suzuki GSX-R south on 90th north of Avenue F-4 at an undetermin­ed rate of speed. Encino resident Juan Aguilera, 68, was driving a 2020 Chevrolet north on 90th south of Avenue F-4 at approximat­ely 20 mph, according to the CHP report.

Leon veered into the northbound lane north of Avenue F-4 to pass an uninvolved vehicle on the left. As Leon was passing, Aguilera made a left turn onto Avenue F-4. Leon reentered the southbound lane

at Avenue F-4 and crashed into the right side of the Chevrolet. Leon suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash, according to the report.

Aguilera’s passengers — Maria Luviano, 55, and Jose Luviano, 61, of Van Nuys — were transporte­d to Antelope Valley Hospital as a result of the collision. Aguilera was not transporte­d, according to the report.

The CHP is investigat­ing whether alcohol or drug use was a factor in the crash.

This is the 39th traffic fatality out of 34 crashes in the Antelope Valley CHP jurisdicti­on so far this year, officials said.

Anyone with informatio­n regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Officer J. Church at the Antelope Valley Area CHP office at 661-948-8541.

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