The fatal collision happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 26) on Avenue O, just east of 152nd Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Tracy Romero was driving a 2005 Dodge Stratus westbound on Avenue O when she allowed her vehicle to cross into the eastbound lane, directly into the path of a 2001 Ford truck, the report states.
The truck’s driver swerved to the right onto the south dirt shoulder to avoid the collision, the report states.
Still, Romero’s vehicle continued onto the south shoulder and struck the truck head on, the report states.
Romero, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics, the report states.
The truck’s driver – 50-year-old Ladislao Medina of Palmdale – was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with major injuries.
The truck’s passenger – 66-year-old Sylvia Schaeffer of Palmdale – was also injured, and transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with moderate injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.
They’re listed in stable, but serious condition at Antelope Valley Hospital.