[KHTS] – A motorcyclist was killed when he crashed his bike early Thursday morning in Canyon Country.
“A witness said the motorcycle passed him at high rate of speed, estimated at 100 mph,” said Detective Thomas Brooks with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “When the witness finally caught up to the scene, the witness found the motorcycle but not the person and called us. After a search of the area, they found the cyclist off the roadway and he was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The man is described as a 22-year-old male Caucasian, according to a police report.
Coroner’s office officials have identified the man and are waiting to notify the next of kin, said Coroner Spokesman Ed Winter.
The crash occurred around 2:48 a.m. Thursday on Whites Canyon Road near Nadal Street.
The motorcycle was traveling north on Whites Canyon Road just north of Nadal Street,” according to a report by Sgt. Richard Cohen of the SCV Sheriff’s Station Traffic Division. The motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and crashed along the east curb line. The victim was possibly traveling with another motorcyclist and racing.”
Whites Canyon Road was closed for several hours, Brooks said.
This is the second fatal crash to occur in that area in the past week.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials are continuing to investigate the case.
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