On Sunday a group of friends did a quick side trip into town for fuel and while stopped at a light get rear ended by a speeding car. This section of road is posted at 60 mph but after coming off of the 14 Fwy, a lot of people are still doing 75-80 mph. Horrific. From the local paper: UPDATE: July 22, 2019 at 11:58 p.m. The deceased has been identified as Vasken Laurancian, 57, of Canoga Park, according to the coroner’s office. VEHICLE vs MOTORCYCLE-GROUP LEAVES ONE DEAD TWO OTHERS IN CRITICAL CONDITION SUNDAY MORNING IN PALMDALE Sunday morning at about 10:30 a.m. a group of motorcyclists stopped at a red light going E/B on Pearblossom Highway, at the intersection of 40th Street East, was rear ended by a black Chevy Cobalt. One motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, another two were transported via ambulance to a local hospital in critical condition and two others were treated and released at the scene by paramedics. As one of the motorcyclists was falling, he was side swiped by a light blue Honda Fit, also traveling E/B on Pearblossom Highway. The driver of the black Chevy Cobalt was treated and released by paramedics, after giving his statement to Palmdale Sheriff traffic investigators, he was released from the scene pending a more thorough investigation by Palmdale Sheriff Traffic Investigators.