A speeding Camaro spun out on a curve on the High Desert highway known as “Blood Alley,” killing both the driver and a woman in an oncoming car in a head-on crash.
Two children and a man were also hospitalized with major injuries.
The deadly collision happened Saturday evening on Highway 138 at 175th Street East, the CHP reported. That location is on the two-lane desert highway between Palmdale and Victorville — the so-called back route between L.A. and Las Vegas.
The Camaro’s driver was killed, as was a 29-year-old Palmdale woman riding in the oncoming vehicle. Two children and the 31-year-old man driving the Ford Fusion demolished by the spinning Camaro were badly injured, CHP officers said in a report.
The CHP said a 22-year-old Lancaster man was speeding west on Highway 138 in a 1998 Chevy Camaro and lost control of the car in a curve. It began to rotate in a counter-clockwise direction and into the eastbound lane of traffic.
The Chevy went into the path of a eastbound 2012 Ford Fusion. The impact split the Camaro in two, the CHP reported.
A third car, a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser, hit half of the wrecked Camaro. The motorist in that car, a 74-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and drove himself home.
The 22-year-old Camaro driver was pronounced dead at the scene, as was one passenger in the Ford Fusion, a 29-year-old woman from Palmdale.
The man driving the Ford Fusion, also a resident of Palmdale, suffered major injuries and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital. Two other passengers, a 10-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl, also suffered major injuries and were taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center.
–City News Service
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