Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A 16-year-old teen from Palmdale was killed as a Mazda Miata spun out into a tree in Bouquet Canyon, a crash that was blamed on excessive speed.

The single-car wreck was reported on the winding road, near Spunky Canyon Road and north of Saugus, at about 4:50 p.m. Saturday.

The 22-year-old man behind the wheel suffered major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol. He is also a Plamdale resident.

The teen’s name will be released pending complete notification of his family, said Betsy Magdaleno, an investigator at the coroner’s office.

The 22-year-old was speeding southbound on Bouquet Canyon Road in a 1991 Mazda Miata when he lost control of the car a little after 4:47p.m. Saturday, allowed it to spin and the right side of the vehicle struck a tree, the CHP said. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:25 p.m. Saturday.

— City News Service

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