PALMDALE – An 18-year-old Acton man was killed Thursday in a vehicle crash in Palmdale, according to the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
Blake Cadoret was pronounced dead at the hospital from injuries sustained during a collision, which took place around 3:15 p.m. Thursday on Sierra Highway, about 400 feet from Avenue R, according to Detective Jeff Perkins.
Perkins said Cadoret was driving a Toyota Tercel southbound on Sierra Highway, when a BMW going northbound, swerved into Cadoret’s lane and collided with his vehicle.
Perkins said the driver of the BMW, 20-year-old Natanael Mendez-Soltero of Palmdale, sustained minor injuries in the crash.
Perkins said detectives are still interviewing witnesses and had made no arrests as of Friday morning.
Cadoret’s death marks the third traffic fatality in Palmdale this week.
On Monday, Nov. 14, two separate traffic deaths occurred in Palmdale.
Around 5:45 p.m., Alberta Damas Olivas, 65, of Palmdale, was struck and killed as she crossed the street in an unmarked crosswalk near 27th Street and East Avenue R.
The driver, Marco Tulio Borrayo, 68, of Palmdale, suffered minor injuries in the collision and was not charged. The accident is still under investigation.
Also on Monday, at around 11:15 p.m., 25-year-old Michael Farrell died at the scene, after his motorcycle broadsided a vehicle that was making a left turn near Avenue S and 55th Street East. The two occupants in the vehicle were not injured.
Perkins said, before this week’s traffic fatalities, they had been having a “slightly less than average year.”
“This was an oddball week for us,” said Perkins. He said now Palmdale is up to eight traffic fatalities for the year.
Perkins said Palmdale hasn’t had traffic deaths in the double digits since 2007 when there were 12 traffic deaths.
He says there were six traffic deaths in 2010, three in 2009, and five in 2008.