PALMDALE – A 22-year-old Palmdale woman died after she was ejected from a vehicle that careened off Sierra Highway early Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The victim, identified by coroner’s officials as Jackeline Abigail Matias-DeLeon, was a passenger in a 2001 Chevy Tahoe that crashed around 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, according to Detective Quemuel of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
“The vehicle was traveling southbound on Sierra Highway just south of Avenue M,” Quemuel said. “The driver lost control of the vehicle, went over the center median… collided with the curb, crossed over the bike paths, collided with the wooden rail fence and ended up in the ditch.”
The driver, identified only as a man in his 20s, was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment.
Matias-DeLeon was pronounced dead at the scene.
“It doesn’t seem as if her seat-belt was actually attached at the time of the incident, so she was ejected,” Quemuel said.
Neither speed nor alcohol appeared to be a factor, and no arrest was made in connection with the collision, Quemuel said.
A portion of Sierra Highway was closed to traffic from around 3:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. to allow for the investigation.