LITTLEROCK – A 44-year-old Lancaster man was killed Sunday after he lost control of his pickup truck and crossed into the oncoming traffic lane on a Littlerock road, authorities said.
Mario Carreno Roman was pronounced dead at the scene of the two-vehicle collision, which occurred around 1:55 p.m. Sunday, April 12, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
“Roman was driving a 1991 Toyota pickup southbound on 87th Street East, north of Avenue S-8,” the CHP report states. “Roman lost control of his vehicle in the curve of the roadway [and] crossed into the northbound lane directly into the path of a northbound 2012 Nissan Altima.”
The Nissan Altima crashed into the right side of Roman’s pickup truck, killing him, according to the CHP report.
A back-seat passenger in the Altima, 25-year-old Maribella Acosta of Littlerock, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained major injuries, the CHP report states.
The driver of the Altima, 24-year-old Jose Dejesus Villarubio of Littlerock, and a 5-month-old boy in the middle-rear seat suffered minor injuries, according to the CHP report.
The infant was properly restrained in a car seat, said CHP Sgt. Tim Jacobson.
All three occupants in the Nissan Altima were transported by helicopter to Northridge Hospital Medical Center for treatment.