Arrest Made in Palmdale Crash That Killed 13-Year-Old

PALMDALE — A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged drunk driving crash that killed a 13-year-old passenger in Palmdale on Saturday (April 13).

The crash happened shortly after 8 p.m. on northbound Route 14, north of Avenue O.

California Highway Patrol officers say Peter Ramirez IV was driving a 2007 Saturn Ion when he drifted onto the dirt center median, where he lost control then hit a raised dirt embankment.

Ramirez and three of his passengers were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital following the collision.

The 13-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the hospital due to the injuries he sustained.  Two other passengers were treated for minor injuries and released.

Ramirez was taken into custody following his release from the hospital.  The CHP investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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