PALMDALE – A 22-year-old Palmdale man was on life support Wednesday after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a power pole and chain link fence, authorities said.
Alcohol appears to be a factor in the collision, which occurred around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday night in the intersection of Rancho Vista Bouelvard and 15th Street East, according to deputy J. Heald of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station traffic detail.
Alejandro Ocampo was driving a 2011 Honda Civic westbound on Rancho Vista Boulevard, when he changed lanes, passed another westbound vehicle and lost control of his car, Heald stated.
The Honda drove into the shoulder and then collided with a power pole and a chain link fence bordering USAF Plant 42, according to Heald.
Witnesses said the car flipped a few times before colliding with the pole and fence.
Ocampo sustained serious injuries and received first aid at the scene from Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel. He was transported to the Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.
Wednesday morning, family members said Ocampo had been put on life support, according to deputy Jeff Perkins of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station traffic detail.
Rancho Vista Boulevard was closed to routine traffic, between the intersections of 15th Street East and 25th Street East, until approximately 3:30 a.m. Wednesday while the incident was being investigated.
The collision remains under investigation by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station traffic detail.