Seventy-nine-year-old Calixto Navarez of Rosamond died at the scene after he drove his 2001 Ford Taurus through a stop sign and collided with a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The accident happened around 10:47 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at 70th Street West and Avenue D, the CHP said.
Navarez was southbound on 70th Street West and drove directly into the path of the pickup truck driven by 28-year-old Tylor Dishman of Lancaster, who was westbound on Avenue D, according to the CHP.
Dishman’s injuries were minor and he was treated at the scene and released.
Navarez’s passenger — 66-year-old Olga Navarez of Rosamond — suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment, the CHP said.
The incident remains under investigation.