Authorities Thursday identified a motorist who was killed in a suspected DUI crash in the Lancaster area.
The crash occurred about 4 a.m. Wednesday on Avenue J, east of 85th Street West, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Jaime Marroquin, 61, from the Littlerock community south of Palmdale, died at the scene, according to the coroner’s office and the CHP.
According to the CHP, Marroquin 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.
“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.