A violent collision in Palmdale ended with a semi truck resting atop a smashed car, leaving a person dead and sending another to a local hospital.
The crash occurred shortly after 2:20 p.m. near North Sierra Highway and East Avenue N, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
A 2011 Ford Fusion was in the left lane headed north on the highway when the driver, a 17-year-old boy, moved right to avoid another vehicle that turned north from Avenue N to merge into the highway, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday.
When the Fusion moved right, it collided with the semi, which was being driven by a 35-year-old man from Lancaster.
While the teen, a Mojave resident, survived with minor injuries, the Fusion’s passenger, a 59-year-old woman from Lancaster, was declared dead at the scene.
The L.A. County Coroner’s Office identified her as April Fagan. A GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for funeral expenses.
The semi driver was uninjured.
Anyone with information is asked to call the LASD at 661-272-2400.