Authorities asked for the public’s help Tuesday morning in locating a hit-and-run driver who fled after a deadly crash in Palmdale.

A motorcyclist was traveling southbound on 15th Street West through a green light at Rancho Vista Boulevard about 12:35 a.m. Saturday when a green Honda Civic going westbound on Rancho Vista Boulevard ran the red light and slammed into the victim’s motorcycle, according to Deputy Ronald Sneed of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver ditched the vehicle and ran off, Sneed said.

Detectives have identified the registered owner of the suspect vehicle and attempts have been made to locate him, Sneed said.

The victim had close ties to the Sheriff’s Lancaster Station, Sneed said.

Anyone who witnessed this deadly crash was asked to call Palmdale Station traffic investigators at 661-272-2400.

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