A suspected drunk driver was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run after a fatal vehicle crash Sunday morning involving a motorcyclist in Lancaster.
The motorist was driving a BMW sedan eastbound on Avenue I and made a left turn at about 12:30 a.m. at 13th Street West into the path of a motorcyclist, who was headed westbound on Avenue I, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster station.
“The driver of the BMW fled the scene on foot, but was later apprehended by deputies,” Sgt. Michael Politano said. “The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.”
The motorist was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony hit and run, and DUI causing bodily injury, Politano said.
The suspect left his car locked and deputies had to break out the car’s windows to make sure there was no one inside. The driver was found hiding in the bushes, according to a source at the scene.
Traffic investigators at the sheriff’s Lancaster station urged anyone with information about the crash to call them at 661-948-8466.