Fatality in fiery crash
OW Staff Writer | 8/4/2017, midnight
A 41-year-old female passenger from Llano, Rosario Salinas, was killed this week in a fiery two-vehicle collision in Palmdale, according to the sheriff’s department and the California Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of 50th Street East and Columbia Way, CHP Officer Michele Bond said.
At least one of the vehicles caught fire, trapping one person inside, Bond said.
According to a Palmdale sheriff’s station accident report, a 2008 Honda Accord was heading north on 50th Street East. Meanwhile, a 2006 Audi A4 was traveling south on 50th Street East. The Honda driver tried to pass the car in front of him and went into the southbound lanes where his car hit the Audi head-on, sheriff’s Detective Aaron Borits said.
The female passenger in the Audi was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was withheld pending notification of next of kin, according to Borits.
A 27-year-old Victorville man in the Honda was hospitalized with lacerations over his body, Borits added. His current condition was unknown. The section of 50th Street East where the crash took place was shut down for nearly four hours.
Anyone with information on this crash was asked to call the Palmdale station’s Traffic Department at (661) 272-2400.