PALMDALE – A 25-year-old Palmdale woman was killed early Thursday morning when the car she was riding in swerved off the road and rear-ended a parked big rig, authorities said.
The woman, whose name has not yet been released, was a passenger in a 2013 Honda that crashed into the back of a semi-trailer truck around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, on Palmdale Boulevard, west of 40th Street East, according to Detective Brent Bunch of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
The Honda’s driver, 19-year-old Palmdale resident Michael Lee, was seriously injured with a broken right leg and internal injuries, Bunch stated.
Lee was driving eastbound on Palmdale Boulevard, approaching the intersection of 40th Street East, when “he veered off the road way and collided into the rear of a semi-truck and trailer parked legally on the south dirt shoulder of Palmdale Boulevard,” Bunch stated.
The semi-truck was unoccupied at the time of the collision.
Palmdale Boulevard was closed to routine traffic between 30th and 40th Street East, until approximately 8 a.m. Thursday morning, while the incident was being investigated.
The fatal collision remains under investigation by the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station traffic detail.