PALMDALE – A 20-year-old Lancaster woman was killed and a 21-year-old Palmdale man suffered major injuries Thursday evening, when the vehicle they were riding in veered off a Palmdale roadway and flipped multiple times, authorities said.
Summer Leah Scott (passenger) died and Joshua Hernandez (driver) was injured in a single-car crash that occurred around 5:30 p.m., Thursday, August 7, on 40th Street East just south of Avenue P, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Hernandez was driving a 1990 Mazda Miata northbound on 40th Street East, at an unknown speed, when the Mazda veered off the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a dirt embankment on the right shoulder, the CHP report states.
“The Mazda overturned multiple times causing major damage to the vehicle. While overturning, the driver [Hernandez] was ejected from the vehicle,” the CHP report states.
Hernandez was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with serious injuries, according to the CHP report.
Scott suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, the CHP report states.
The crash remains under investigation.