The incident happened around 2 a.m. Saturday on Vasquez Canyon Road, east of Burton Way in Newhall, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Palmdale resident Steven Oster was driving a 2006 Mazda, eastbound on Vasquez Canyon Road, when a 2007 Lincoln traveling in the opposite direction crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with Oster’s vehicle, the CHP report states. Oster suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
The Lincoln continued going the wrong way and collided with another vehicle – a 2011 Toyota driven by 23-year-old Rocio Vasquez from Lancaster.
Vasquez suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Both occupants in the Lincoln were thrown from the vehicle in the second collision.
Anthony Duliner, 29, of Saugus and Jonathan Lavoie, 25, of Santa Clarita suffered major injuries and were transported to Henry Mayo Hospital for treatment.
The collisions remain under investigation.