A 59-year-old biker was killed when he allowed his vehicle to rear end another motorcyclist, moderately injuring him, during a two-vehicle traffic crash on the Aerospace (14) Highway in the Antelope Valley, authorities said Sunday.

The crash was reported at 11:49 p.m. Saturday on the southbound Aerospace Highway just south of Avenue A, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball.

The 59-year-old man, riding a 2018 Indian Chieftain Elite, rear ended a 2017 Harley-Davidson Roadglide, the CHP said.

Both motorcycles overturned, causing both riders to be ejected. The 59-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paramedics transported the other biker, a 47-year-old man from Los Angeles, to Antelope Valley Hospital with moderate injuries.

Both southbound and northbound lanes were shut down with southbound traffic diverted off at Avenue A, Kimball said. Northbound lanes were reopened at 4:20 a.m.

The CHP’s Antelope Valley office urged anyone with any information regarding the crash to call them at 661-948-8541.

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