PALMDALE (CNS) – A 26-year-old motorist was fatally injured when he lost control of his car while possibly racing another driver on Avenue 2, west of Sierra Highway, and crashed into two light poles, the California Highway Patrol said today.

The crash occurred about 8:50 p.m. Monday when Palmdale resident Israel Macedo was speeding eastbound on Avenue S in the No. 1 lane, approaching Sierra Highway. He lost control of his 1994 Toyota Camry and struck two light poles, the CHP reported.

Macedo was possibly involved in a street race with a blue, two-door vehicle of unknown make. He was rushed to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The CHP’s Antelope Valley office asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at (661) 948-8541.