Coroner’s officials Saturday released the names of two of the three people killed at a two-vehicle traffic crash in Lancaster, in which four other people were also injured.
Lancaster residents Yovany Yosair Salazar Calzada, 23, and Virginia Martinez, 61, were pronounced dead at the scene of a crash that occurred just after noon Thursday at East Avenue J-8 and 10th Street East, said Investigator Joyce Kato of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The name of the third decedent, a woman, will be released pending notification of next of kin, Kato said.
Four other people were taken to a trauma center, a fire department inspector said.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a silver four-door sedan traveling east on Avenue J-8 overturned after colliding with a blue four-door car that was headed north on 10th Street East, according to Deputy Armando Viera Jr. of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lancaster Station.
All of the deceased victims were in the blue sedan, Viera said.
The four men in the overturned car sustained survivable injuries, he said.
“At this time, it appears that alcohol and/or drugs were not a factor,” Viera said.
—City News Service
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