PALMDALE – A 5-year-old boy died after he was partially ejected from an SUV during a rollover crash in Palmdale Tuesday night, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday (June 11) on 25th Street East at the intersection of Avenue Q-4, according to deputy Jeff Perkins of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
Five-year-old Isaac Pineda and his 14-year-old brother were riding in a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban driven by their 19-year-old brother, Fabian Pineda.
The Suburban was traveling northbound on 25th Street East from Palmdale Boulevard, when the vehicle’s right side tires left the paved portion of the roadway and went onto the dirt shoulder, Perkins stated.
Fabian Pineda lost control of the SUV and the vehicle rolled onto its roof. Isaac Pineda was not using a booster seat or a seatbelt, and he was partially ejected out of a passenger side window as the vehicle overturned, Perkins said. The 5-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel.
Fabian Pineda and his 14-year-old brother were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center for treatment, and they were released to their parents a short time later.
Traffic was blocked off for about four hours on 25th Street East, between Avenue Q and Avenue Q-4, while the incident was being investigated.
This fatal collision remains under investigation by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station Traffic Office.