LANCASTER – A 34-year-old Palmdale woman died Sunday night after her car drifted across opposing lanes and crashed into a utility pole, authorities said.
Ruvi Dimas Garcia succumbed to her injuries shortly after the crash and was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The wreck happened around 9:58 p.m. Sunday on Avenue I near Beech Avenue in Lancaster, according to Sgt. Dave Jennings of the Lancaster Sheriff Station.
Garcia was driving a 1999 Dodge Stratus westbound on Avenue I when she drifted across the eastbound lanes and collided with a power pole on the south curb line, Jennings stated.
Garcia and her male passenger were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital where Garcia died of her injuries. The passenger, whose name was not released, suffered significant, non-life threatening injuries, Jennings stated.
SoCal Edison responded to the collision scene and determined there was no apparent damage that would pose a safety threat, Jennings stated.
Sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate this fatal collision. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Enforcement Team at 661-948-8466.