PALMDAL— A man in his 20s died at a hospital from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash that authorities said may have been the result of street racing.
Deputies responded to a crash at the intersection of Rayburn Road and Tierra Subida Avenue around 11 p.m. Thursday and found a 2004 Honda Civic that had collided with a light pole, according to Detective Eduardo Saucedo of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Witnesses told investigators a champagne-colored Mercedes that was northbound on Tierra Subida Avenue made a right turn onto eastbound Rayburn Road at a high rate of speed and seconds later the driver of the Honda attempted the same turn, but slammed into a light pole, Saucedo said.
The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition. The man was pronounced dead at 11:30 p.m., Saucedo said.
The two vehicles may have been racing prior to the crash, he said.
The intersection was closed into Friday morning while deputies investigated the scene.
A further description of the Mercedes was not released. The name of the victim was not disclosed.