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A rollover car crash left a professional motorcycle racer dead and another person in custody early Saturday morning.

Steven Kirk, 22, has been identified as the man who was killed in the early morning crash, said Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner’s Office.

stevekirkAccording to his Facebook page, Kirk hailed from Agua Dulce and graduated from Vasquez High School. He identified himself as a professional off-road motorcycle racer and a welder at KR Fabrication in Lancaster. He was studying metal fabrication at College of the Canyons.

Saturday’s crash occurred at approximately 2:18 a.m. when a blue sedan with four passengers went off the road near Pico Canyon Road and Stevenson Ranch Parkway.

One man was arrested, and the incident is still under investigation, according to Sgt. Matt Chin of California Highway Patrol.

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, Chin said.

(Photo courtesy of Rick McClure)

(Photo courtesy of Rick McClure)

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  1. Mike Richter Mike Richter says:

    Praying for those hurt and lost.

    • Kent Dodson Kent Dodson says:

      Mike, our prayers go out to you and your family. At our men’s group this morning we prayed individually for all involved including the driver. Please keep us updated and we will continue to pray for God’s healing.

  2. Prayers out for everyone ☝

  3. Ruth Oro Ruth Oro says:

    🙏🙏🙏🙏

  4. Elena Tags Elena Tags says:

    🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️

  5. Sarah Caduff Sarah Caduff says:

    In my prayers 🙏🏼

  6. Ryan Mcneill Ryan Mcneill says:

    Don’t drink and drive

  7. Prayers to the families involved.

  8. Alan Duvo Alan Duvo says:

    Use Uber dum dum!

  9. Edwin Mendez Edwin Mendez says:

    Isabel Baldwin this the car I mistaked you with but glad ur alive

  10. Kari Damann Kari Damann says:

    Lori Lehigh Damann

  11. Dwayne Pine Dwayne Pine says:

    And they want to lower the drinking age to 18….

  12. Wow, right down the street! That’s awful! :(

  13. Sending every Prayer I got for everyone involved

  14. Doctor Worm says:

    Fun facts! Sudan is a country in North Africa. A sedan is a car for four or more people.

  15. Don’t people ever learn NEVER to drink and drive?? This time the drive took the life of a loved one. Very sad. 😢

  16. Praying every chance I get!

  17. Please remember they call a car accident an accident for a reason it’s not in on purpose! My child is one of the survivors of this accident! My families hearts and prayers go out to ALL involved💕

  18. If it’s a DUI it isn’t an accident. Prayers for all involved.

  19. 🙏🙏🙏, I would like to remind people that someone who was very loved passed away in this accident. Please use some common sense before you comment with stupid comments. They call it an accident for a reason. It was an accident that was not on purpose. Thought and prayers go to ALL involved!

  20. That was my best friend my racing team mate and a fellow club member that past away

  21. Prayers for everyone involved and their families.

  22. Sad that there are so many options to choose from and people still choose to drink and drive.

  23. Edward Moon Edward Moon says:

    Steve Vlaszof thats narly

  24. THIS WAS NOT JUST AN ACCIDENT! Choosing to drink is not an accident. Choosing to get in the car with someone who’s drunk is not an accident. If we can’t see this lesson in this tragic occurrence then how can we teach our children? Unfortunately others bad desicions can be used to teach my child how her choices can affect her and others.
    Prayers to all involved.

  25. Kathy says:

    Extremely sad. Praying for everyone involved and everyone affected by this.

  26. 22. Damn thats way too young. So I’m confused. Was the guy who died riding with the drunk driver? Or was he in another vehicle?

  27. I am so sad. He was way to young. Praying for his and everyone involved families.

  28. Craig owen says:

    God Speed Steven Kirk. RIPSK999x
    you will be dearly missed by all. Ride in peace.

  29. Rest in peace Steven Kirk 💗 you will be missed..

  30. I will always miss you brother keep racing and wrenching on your bikes

  31. Susan Emrick Susan Emrick says:

    Praying 💔❤️🙏

  32. Very sorry for the loss. They should really do something on the DUI sentencing, manslaughter is 5 years it should be more like 15 years this is enough! Too many innocent lives taken to short!

  33. Travis Smith Travis Smith says:

    R.I.P thought and prayers go out to his family 🙏🏻

  34. Praying for the family

  35. Chris Hulse Chris Hulse says:

    My heart goes out to Tammy and Steve Kirk Stephen was nothing but a kind and gentle man who watched my son often when Tammy was not able to you will be missed fly with the Angels 😞

  36. Prayers to the 2 that are injured and hope they make a full recovery and prayers for
    The poor soul who lost his life and may he rest in peace .

  37. Sorry for your loss I will be praying for the family.

  38. Dan Pineau Dan Pineau says:

    Prayers going out …

  39. So terrible😞 sooooooo sad😢 too young☹️not fair!!!😣

  40. Staci Leigh Staci Leigh says:

    Kayla Soles Tony Ortiz

  41. Our prayers to the family very sad for your lost…

  42. Liz Hall Liz Hall says:

    A mother’s worst fear. He had his life ahead of him.
    FROM A IDIOT THAT DRANK and DROVE.
    RIP sweet guy.

  43. Steve and Tammy I am so sorry. My heart breaks for you two. Unfortunately, I know what your dealing with. My heartfelt prayers to you.

  44. Mary Nores Mary Nores says:

    Rest in Peace Steven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  45. Tammy and Steve you are in our prayers ….RIP Steven! 👼🙏

  46. Please know that Steven is our hero. My niece was in the car and he is the one that put her seatbelt on her. He saved her life and will always be in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for his family, there just are no words for this tragedy.

  47. Unconditional love to the Kirk family. So sorry for your loss, there are no words

  48. So heartbreaking. RIP

  49. So heartbreaking. RIP

  50. Joe Miller says:

    Godspeed Steven. Moto on my friend…

  51. Bob Allen Bob Allen says:

    I am deeply saddened by this news. I work with Steven’s father and was talking with him just yesterday about a project they had worked on together and Steven’s welding classes. Steven also used to deliver pizza to my house when he was younger, working for the local pizza place. He was a bright and promising young man. Tragic loss.

  52. I will never forget you my brother I will always remember the good times we had love you rest in peace Steven

  53. Steve Kirk, I am heart broken to hear this terrible news. Steven was a good young man and I was proud to have him in my class. I am praying for your family during this difficult time.

  54. Riding up there with Kurt 🏁

  55. Daniel Case Daniel Case says:

    Karl Miller Randy Chiasson

  56. Cathy Kohl Cathy Kohl says:

    We are so incredibly sad.

  57. Ride in peace Steven I’m speechless.

  58. Wow… So sad for the family 🙏❤️

  59. Shirley Lysse says:

    RIP young man. I hate anyone that drives after drinking. Too many lives taken because of these morons.

  60. Jenna Stefko Jenna Stefko says:

    Wat happened he passed away oh my god :(

  61. RIP Steven. I loved you like a brother and always will

  62. Our hearts go out to the family💕

  63. Gone to soon! Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends!🙏🏻

  64. Anonymous says:

    Sad

  65. Pam Basil Pam Basil says:

    Sending love & prayers to the Kirk family.

  66. Absolutely unbelievable. My heart and prayers to the Kirk family.

  67. Greg Brown Greg Brown says:

    Steven Kirk III. REST IN PEACE. God bless the Kirk family and friends. 🏁🏁🏁

  68. The family has started a gofundme page in Steven’s honor. http://www.gofundme.com/4jkbrzxw

  69. Ken rohrer says:

    Steven Kirk was an employee at my business KR Fab. I knew Steven ever since he was a youngster as his father and mother were family friends. He was a great kid with a bright future. Talented, funny, and outgoing. Truly a great loss . Hopefully this event will prevent others his age of making poor desisions. We all have made poor decisions in our lives without thinking that it could affect others. I will miss Steven and my prayers and sympathy go out to everyone involved .

  70. I am so sorry for your loss. and I am coming up on the 1st anniversary of one of my son.
    My grandson suggested I contact this site as he has many good motorcycle riding clothes, leather mostly which I would like to donate in his name Please contact me if this is viable.
    Nic is a current pro rider and very active in off road racing and Big 6 racing.
    Again so sorry for your loss.
    Mary Cunningham @marynoritake@yahoo.com Contact me if you do connect with young potential riders who may need gear. Thank you!

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