PALMDALE – A 58-year-old woman died Tuesday night after crashing into oncoming traffic at a Palmdale intersection, investigators said.
Jeanette Hansen was pronounced dead at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
The Palmdale resident died after she was involved in a three car collision, which occurred around 8:06 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Tierra Subida Avenue and Rayburn Road, according to Detective Brent Bunch of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
Hansen was driving a 2007 Honda Civic southbound on Tierra Subida, when she attempted to make a left turn eastbound onto Rayburn Avenue, Bunch stated.
“During the turning movement she proceeded straight through the intersection into oncoming northbound traffic stopped at the red light,” Bunch stated.
Hansen crashed into 2008 Nissan Altima driven by 44-year-old Merla Buckner, and then crashed head on into a 2011 Chevy Malibu driving by Luis Torres, Bunch stated.
Hansen received medical aid at the scene, and then she was transported to Palmdale Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, Bunch stated.
Hansen’s cause of death is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Coroner, according to Bunch.
“We’re just checking all possibilities right now,” Bunch stated, adding that he could not say whether or not a medical condition may have caused the crash.
There were no other injuries at the scene of the collision, Bunch said.
Tierra Subida Avenue was closed to routine traffic between Pelona Vista Park Entrance and Rayburn Avenue until approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday while the incident was being investigated.
The crash remains under investigation.