The two adults and two young children killed in a Palmdale crash with a carpool van were publicly identified Thursday by the coroner’s office.
The crash was at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday at Sierra Highway and East Avenue M in the Palmdale area, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station.
The driver of a Kia Sephia northbound on Sierra Highway veered across the center divider for unknown reasons and was struck by an Antelope Valley Transit Authority Van, authorities said.
The dead appeared to be from the same Lancaster family. They were identified as Lei’ani Cathey, 20, Bryan Byrd, 21, Lei’niyah Byrd, 2, and Blayre Bird, 1, coroner’s Investigator Kristy McCracken said.
The van driver was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s department.