A suspected drunk driver was jailed Friday morning in connection with a deadly three-vehicle collision in Lancaster.
An investigation determined the suspect, identified as Daniel Kaseforth, 34, of Lancaster, was driving a 2007 Ford southbound on 60th Street West about 4:50 p.m. Thursday when he collided with a 2006 Scion stopped at a stop sign on southbound 60th Street West at the intersection of state Route 138, according to Officer R. Rockafellow of the California Highway Patrol.
The force of the crash caused the Scion to be pushed directly into the path of a 2018 Ford F-150 traveling westbound on state Route 138, which struck the left side of the Scion and caused fatal injuries to its driver, Rockafellow said. Kaseforth continued into the intersection and struck the pickup.
The victim, identified as Cheree Sowell, 29, of Rosamond in Kern County, was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said. Five others were injured, including one who was freed from the wreckage of the crash, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.
Two helicopters were used to take patients to a hospital. Others were sent by ambulance, according to the fire department. Injuries ranged from a broken arm to cuts and complaints of pain.
Alcohol was suspected as a factor in the collision, Rockafellow said.
All lanes of Route 138 were closed at the intersection following the crash until about 9:35 p.m., according to the CHP.
Kaseforth was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Anyone with information about this crash was asked to call Officer J. Murawski at the Antelope Valley CHP Office at (661) 948-8541.
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