Someone was killed riding a bike somewhere near Gorman Wednesday night.
Or maybe not.
According to My News LA, the CHP responded after the victim was struck around 11:06 pm Wednesday, finding the victim’s body lying on side of the roadway.
Struck by what is unclear, though, since there’s no mention of a driver. Or even a motor vehicle.
We also don’t know if the driver stuck around or fled the scene, nor is there any description of the victim.
The site places the crash on the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway (CA 14) and West Avenue C. However, the Antelope Valley Freeway goes nowhere near Gorman, which is around 40 miles west on the 5 Freeway.
There also does not appear to be a West Avenue C anywhere near Gorman, though there is a W Ave C 14 in Lancaster. But it doesn’t appear to intersect with the Antelope Valley Freeway.
Hopefully someone will clarify things soon.
This is, presumably, at least the 15th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fifth that I’m aware of in Los Angeles County.
But even that is unclear right now.
Update: Now it makes a little more sense.
The Antelope Valley Press reports the victim was killed on the Antelope Valley Freeway north of Lancaster.
Not, as the earlier report indicate, near Gorman. Although I still can’t find the location on a map.
And there’s still no word on how it happened, or whether the driver stuck around afterwards.