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Motorcycle Rider Killed in Crash at Raceway

February 19, 2001

A 23-year-old rider was killed Sunday during a motorcycle race at Los Angeles County Raceway in Palmdale, authorities said.

The man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of family, was taking part in a motocross event, said Deputy Jeff Moore of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Palmdale station.

The crash happened about 3 p.m., and the man suffered major head injuries. He died at Antelope Valley Hospital.

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