Woman dies after Palmdale traffic crash

Hansen's 2007 Honda Civic cross the intersection of Tierra Subida Avenue and Rayburn Road into oncoming northbound traffic stopped at the red light, authorities said. (Photo by JOHN MEZA)

Hansen’s 2007 Honda Civic crossed the intersection of Tierra Subida Avenue and Rayburn Road into oncoming northbound traffic stopped at the red light, authorities said. (Photo by JOHN MEZA)

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.

  12 comments for “Woman dies after Palmdale traffic crash

  1. Lisa
    February 27, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    It was my sister’s car, Jeannette Hansen. We think she suffered a heart attack when she was making the turn. Thank you so much for the condolences. She was a great sister, mother, wife, aunt, and grandmother.
    It was so unexpected, so young. We thought she would be around for much longer.
    So take a lot of pictures, call, love, and hug the people you love as much as you can because we never know when our time or others will come.
    We thank God for the gift (my sister)that we enjoyed and loved to be around.

    • Sandra
      February 27, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. She is sleeping with the angels now. God bless you and yours and may he give you strength to get through this difficult time.

    • sikntired
      February 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Very nicely written Lisa.;condolences to you and your family.

  2. jeff
    February 27, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Doesn’t look like too serious and accident. Perhaps she was suffering a medical emergency that caused her to crash (heart attack, stroke).

  3. TheHeat
    February 27, 2014 at 4:37 am

    That’s not her car

    • daniel
      February 27, 2014 at 10:44 am

      TheHeat– Clarify please, or you make no sense.

      • SMH
        February 27, 2014 at 10:49 am

        He’s saying. .. That’s not her car. . Not that it matters. . It was an accident involving THREE cars so I’m sure it was ONE of the THREE. .SMH, a lady passed away and TheHeat is WORRIED about the picture of “A” car. .

    • KayDee
      February 27, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Stop spreading false information! While she may not have been the registered owner of the car, that is definitely the car that she was driving. And what does it matter who owns the car anyway? SMH…

  4. emini
    February 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

    How sad. My condolences to her family.

  5. rip
    February 26, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    So sorry for the family.

    • Laura
      March 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

      I love you so much mom , I know your in heaven right now, Please give us strength

      • desire
        March 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

        Laura,I’m sad to hear of this, deeply sorry for your family’s loss.Your mother was a lovely woman with a beautiful spirit & an incredible smile she was always so kind&welcoming.I will be praying for you at this difficult time,you have my deepest heartfelt condolences.Be strong ~When you need to light the way,think of your Mother’s love and use it that day~ Angela F.

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