A man was killed Wednesday in a suspected DUI crash in the Lancaster area, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred about 4 a.m. on Avenue J, east of 85th Street West, according to the CHP.
The 61-year-old man, from the Littlerock community south of Palmdale, died at the scene, the CHP reported. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.
The man was driving a 1999 Nissan Frontier east on Avenue J when the pickup truck crashed off of the side of the roadway, ejecting him from the vehicle, the CHP reported.
“Alcohol and/or drugs are suspected to be a factor in this collision,” according to a CHP statement.
Anyone with information about the crash was urged to call the CHP Antelope Valley office at 661-948-8541.