LANCASTER – A 63-year-old Van Nuys woman was killed and her husband severely injured Tuesday afternoon when a collision sent a car into oncoming traffic and caused a head-on crash in a Lancaster intersection, authorities said.
The incident happened around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the intersection of Challenger Way and Kettering Street, according to Sgt. Dave Jennings of the Lancaster Sherriff Station.
A 2003 Cadillac CTS was traveling west on Kettering Street when its driver failed to make a complete stop at Challenger Way and began to cross the intersection without yielding to oncoming traffic, Jennings stated.
A 2001 Ford Focus traveling south on Challenger Way crashed into the right rear of the Cadillac and then careened off the Cadillac into the northbound lanes of Challenger Way, Jennings stated.
The Ford Focus collided head-on with the couple’s 1990 Honda Accord.
The 63-year-old Honda driver was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital where she died of her injuries. Her husband, who was in the front seat, received major injuries but is expected to survive, Jennings stated.
Four other victims were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Jennings.
The names of the injured were not immediately released.
The driver of the Cadillac CTS was cited, Jennings stated, and they’ll decide whether or not to file charges after the investigation is complete.
UPDATED @ 4:45 p.m. 11/6/13: The deceased has been identified as 63-year-old Antonia Reisner, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.