ANTELOPE VALLEY – Four people were killed Sunday evening when the vehicle they were riding in collided with a big rig, authorities said.
The fatal collision occurred around 5:20 p.m. on Avenue A at 90th Street West, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
A 56-year-old North Hills man was driving a 2000 Cadillac Deville westbound on Avenue A, when he failed to stop at a posted stop sign at the intersection of 90th Street West, the CHP report states.
The Cadillac was broadsided by a big rig tanker that was traveling northbound on 90th Street West.
The Cadillac’s driver and its three passengers – a 42-year-old woman from Van Nuys, a 58-year-old woman from North Hills, and another female who has not been identified – sustained massive blunt force trauma as a result of impact. All four were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP report.
The big rig’s driver, 64-year-old Blaine Farlow of Rancho Cucamunga, was not injured in the collision.
Distracted driving, alcohol or drugs do not appear to have been a factor with either party, CHP officials said.
The incident remains under investigation.
UPDATED 9/4/12: The deceased have been identified as Juan Jesus Alaca, 56, of North Hills (driver); Anna M. Ceballos, 42, of Van Nuys; Rosa M. Morales, 58, of North Hills; and Maria R. Ramirez, 65, of West Hills, according to the Kern County Coroner’s Office.