The coroner Tuesday released the name of a pickup truck driver killed in a two-vehicle head-on crash with an SUV in Palmdale.

He was Donald Hall Fontenette, 49, of Palmdale, coroner’s Investigator Kristy McCracken said.

The crash occurred at 10:10 pm. Friday on 50th Street East, north of Avenue P-8, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Fontenette was driving a 2012 Toyota Tacoma southbound on 50th Street East, north of Avenue P-8, and approaching a northbound 2006 Ford Explorer when his pickup truck drifted into the opposing lane of traffic — directly into the path of the SUV. Fontenette was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Ford, a 53-year-old woman, was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital with moderate injuries. Her passenger, a 39-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was also taken to Antelope Valley Hospital.

The CHP’s Antelope Valley area office asked anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at (661) 948-8541.

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