An allegedly drunk driver swerved into head-on traffic and caused a collision that killed a person in Palmdale Wednesday night, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Just after 9 p.m., deputies responded to Palmdale Boulevard near 80th Street East, where a eastbound vehicle “swerved into oncoming traffic” and struck a westbound vehicle head-on, officials said in a news release.

The passenger of the westbound vehicle was taken to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead due to their injuries.

The driver of the first vehicle faces a charge of DUI causing injury, as “alcohol appeared to be a factor in the collision,” deputies said.

Officials did not identify anyone involved in the crash.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Knutson at 661-272-2596.

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