Woman killed in crash with farm vehicle ID’d

Jennifer Norton (image via facebook)

Jennifer Norton (image via facebook)

ANTELOPE VALLEY – A 22-year-old California City woman was killed Wednesday morning (Jan. 30) when her Chevy Cobalt collided with a hay squeeze in an Antelope Valley intersection, authorities said.

The fatal collision happened around 10:50 a.m. in the intersection of 120th Street East and Avenue H, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

The woman was driving southbound on 120th Street East, when she stopped for a posted stop sign and then proceeded into the intersection — directly into the path of the hay truck, the CHP report states.

The farm vehicle, a 1992 Roadrunner Hay Squeeze, was being driven by 57-year-old Russell Lee Frisbie of Lancaster.

Frisbie was driving the farm vehicle westbound on Avenue H at about 55 miles per hour, the CHP report states.

The woman failed to clear the intersection from oncoming traffic, and as a result, both vehicles collided when they both entered the intersection, the CHP report states.

The 22-year-old woman died at the scene, but Frisbie did not sustain any injuries as a result of the crash, the CHP report states.

The traffic collision is still under investigation.

UPDATED 1/31/2013: The deceased has been identified as 22-year-old Jennifer Norton of California City, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

  18 comments for “Woman killed in crash with farm vehicle ID’d

  1. steve reynolds
    February 4, 2013 at 9:54 am

    The owner of Coaches in Rosamond spoke briefly about this last night after the Super Bowl. She worked there and the staff is devastated. He said that Coaches will be doing something this week to help raise some funds to help out her infant son.

    • Michelle
      February 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Can you please keep us posted on the fundraiser at Coach’s?

      • Heather
        February 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm

        Saturday, March 9, there is a motorcycle poker run in the morning (register at Lancaster Harley Davison) and a celebration later that day at Coach’s 2:30 -10 p.m.

      • Scott
        February 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm

        There will be a Poker Run on March 9, 2013 with a percentage of proceeds benefiting Jenny’s 16 month old son. Organized by Coach’s Sports Bar in Rosamond. Pre-registration can be done at Rosamond Coach’s or AV Harley Davidson between 8:00am and 10:00am (10:00am Start). Poker Run will finish at Rosamond Coach’s with festivities after 2:30pm to 10:00pm.

        Jenny’s loss has been felt community wide.

  2. kendal orr
    February 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    may my beautiful cousin rest in peace. love you till the end my angel

  3. Roberta Frisbie
    February 2, 2013 at 2:58 am

    I was at the site with my brother today we laid flowers for her,
    he can not sleep or eat because of this tragic accident that should not have happened!this loss has taken a toll on his family too,even I can not sleep knowing it tore up two families over this.

  4. dumbandblind
    February 1, 2013 at 8:11 am

    “The woman was driving southbound on 120th Street East, when she stopped for a posted stop sign and then proceeded into the intersection — directly into the path of the hay truck, the CHP report states.”

    I don’t understand how she stopped at the posted stop sign yet failed to look first before proceeding. Is this intersection a 4-way stop? Are there any trees or bushes blocking the view of incoming traffic? Why was a farm vehicle driving 55 MPH?

    For public safety a detailed account of the story needs to be made known by both the CHP and the media.

    • More Info
      February 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

      It was a 2 way stop. The Hay truck had the right of way. Article in yesterday’s story of AV Press explains it. She stopped but didn’t clear if traffic was safe to proceed or not.

    • L
      February 1, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      I drive through this intersection all the time. It is a 2-way stop for North-South traffic. However, if you are travelling South on 120th and you want to turn Westbound onto Avenue H, it is posted as a YIELD, not a stop. This is the only intersection in the area with this type of quirky setup.

      If the driver in this case was turning right, then she did not have to stop but she would have been required to yield to traffic coming from her left. Obviously the driver in this case did not yield. But I’ve seen people get confused by the yield sign and think they can just make the turn freely without using any caution.

  5. Letlow
    January 31, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Such a beautiful lady, and looking so happy and full of life too… RIP Jen fly with the angels

  6. Ali
    January 31, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    That’s awful. My heart goes out to her son and her family.

  7. Robin Auclair
    January 31, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Joanna it was Jennifer, Deric English posted it on facebook today. :(

  8. Amber
    January 31, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I’m reading all about it on facebook that it was indeed Jennifer Norton, nothing was said that her son was in the vehicle at the time of her accident… How sad. Prayers and thought with the families.

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    January 31, 2013 at 9:37 am


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  11. Jeff
    January 31, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Yes it was Jennifer Norton that was killed. Her son Isaiah was not in the car and is fine.

    • January 31, 2013 at 9:26 am

      Thanks for the info and also on her son just hitting home she was one of my kids from here and just awful for her family to have to deal with, thank you and have a blessed day.

  12. January 31, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I was told that a dear friend Jennifer Norton was the one killed in the crash can you confirm, and she had a young son please tell me he was not with her as well, either way the loss of a life is always a tragic one, thanks for any info. have a blessed day

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