PALMDALE — A man who died in a hospital from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle crash in Palmdale was publicly identified Saturday.

Zachary Matheson, 26, was a Palmdale resident, coroner’s Lt. Nani Cholakians said. An autopsy was pending.

Deputies responded about 11 p.m. Thursday to a crash at the intersection of Rayburn Road and Tierra Subida Avenue and found a 2004 Honda Civic that hit a light pole,  Detective Eduardo Saucedo of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Witnesses told investigators a champagne-colored Mercedes northbound on Tierra Subida made a right turn onto eastbound Rayburn at a high rate of speed and seconds later the driver of the Honda attempted the same turn, but slammed into the pole, Saucedo said.

The two vehicles may have been racing prior to the crash, Saucedo said.

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