ANTELOPE VALLEY – A 57-year-old Palmdale woman was one of two drivers killed Sunday morning after a head-on collision on the 14 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Carolyn A. Ormston died at the Antelope Valley Hospital after the two-car crash. The other driver, a 39-year-old man from San Jacinto, died at the scene. The man has not been identified pending next of kin notification.
The collision occurred around 8:20 a.m., Sunday, May 6, on SR-14, north of Red Rover Mine Road, according to a CHP report.
Ormston was driving a 2004 Cadillac south on SR-14, when she swerved to the left, crossed the dirt median, and ended up in the northbound lanes of SR-14, according to the CHP report.
Ormston’s vehicle collided head-on with a 2008 Dodge traveling north on SR-14. The 39-year-old driver of the Dodge was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene, according to the report.
Ormston’s passenger, 51-year-old Billie Casey from Los Angeles, sustained major head trauma. She was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital from treatment.
The passenger in the second vehicle, 50-year-old Donald Cook from Rialto, also sustained head trauma and is being treated at Antelope Valley Hospital.
The collision is under investigation. The roadway was blocked until about 1:30 p.m., due to the collision.
Updated 5/7/12: The other driver killed in the head-on collision has been identified as Ruben James Nieto Jr., 39, of San Jacinto.