A 19-year-old college football player was killed in a motorcycle crash in Glendora on Tuesday morning.

Glendora Police confirm the victim is Luke Pruitt, 19, a Claremont resident. Pruitt was a sophomore and captain of the football team at Citrus College in Glendora.

Authorities say the deadly crash happened at the intersection of Mauna Loa Avenue and Grand Avenue around 11:22 a.m.

Pruitt was riding a motorcycle along Grand Avenue when an SUV driver made a U-turn at the intersection.

Pruitt collided with the SUV and was killed at the scene. The SUV driver was uninjured, police said.

  • 19-year-old Luke Pruitt was killed in a motorcycle crash in Glendora on Tuesday Oct. 4, 2022.
  • 19-year-old Luke Pruitt, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Glendora on Tuesday Oct. 4, 2022.
  • 19-year-old Luke Pruitt, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Glendora on Tuesday Oct. 4, 2022.
  • 19-year-old Luke Pruitt, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Glendora on Tuesday Oct. 4, 2022.
  • 19-year-old Luke Pruitt, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Glendora on Tuesday Oct. 4, 2022.

Citrus College reacted to Pruitt’s death on Twitter saying:

Our hearts are aching after hearing the news that one of our student-athletes passed yesterday. Luke Pruitt was a sophomore at Citrus and a captain for @CitrusFootball. We send our thoughts and prayers to the Pruitt family, Luke’s friends and teammates and the entire [owl] community.”

A second Tweet from the college said:

“It’s with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our brother Luke Pruitt. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Luke’s family, friends, teammates and so many others who have been a part of his life. We’ll always remember Luke and his major impact with all of us at Citrus. #97”

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.