ANTELOPE VALLEY – A 17-year-old girl was allegedly intoxicated Friday night when she crashed her car into a guard rail, killing her 17-year-old passenger, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.
The single vehicle crash occurred around 10 p.m., Friday on Sierra Highway, south of Pearblossom Highway (between Palmdale and Acton).
According to the CHP report, the 17-year-old girl from Lancaster (who was not named because of her age) was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer northbound on Sierra Highway at 70 miles per hour.
“Due to her intoxicated state she lost control of [the vehicle] as she approached a right hand curve in the roadway. [She] overcorrected back to the left, crossed all lanes of Sierra Highway and collided into the guard rail along the west roadway edge,” the CHP report states.
The 17-year-old boy who died in the crash has been identified as Jesus Eduardo Lopez of Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Coroners Office.
The driver sustained major injuries, including a punctured right lung and a broken collarbone, and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital, according to the report.
Weather conditions at the time of the crash were windy and cold, but clear, the report states.