Two people were killed Saturday in a collision in Palmdale involving two vehicles, one of which was a Los Angeles County sheriff’s patrol car, officials said. A deputy was slightly injured in the crash.
The collision occurred about 4:40 p.m. near the intersection of 17th Street East and Avenue R, sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said.
A Ford Explorer was turning onto Avenue R when it collided with the sheriff’s vehicle, driven by a deputy who was on his way to a call, detectives said.
Two of the SUV’s occupants were pronounced dead at the scene after being ejected in the crash, according to authorities.
The injured deputy suffered minor bumps and bruises, according to the sheriff’s Palmdale Station. The two surviving occupants of the Explorer suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.
“This intersection is a very busy intersection,” witness Marlon Mayers said. “There’s a lot of accidents here; this isn’t the first one. A lot of cars come through here speeding. They run up on the curb here.”