(L.A.) Shomari Rollox, 28, Ended His Life

Case Number: 2023-06692

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 28-year-old Black male in Palmdale.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Shomari Rollox.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Traumatic Injuries

RIP SHOMARI ROLLOX (December 31, 1994 – June 6, 2023)

California Highway Patrol officers were called at around 5 p.m. Tuesday to the scene of a collision, just north of Avenue N and the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, where they learned a pedestrian was hit by a semi-trailer truck.

Formal pronouncement of death was made at 5:15 p.m.

A semitruck, also known as an eighteen-wheeler, big rig or tractor-trailer, is the combination of a tractor unit and one or more semi-trailers to carry freight. A semi-trailer attaches to the tractor with a type of hitch called a fifth wheel. A semi trailer has that name because it doesn’t have a front axle, and therefore isn’t the same as a trailer, which does. In other words, the weight of this type of trailer and its contents is partially supported by its wheels, with the rest of the support typically coming from the tractor unit that pulls it.