PEARBLOSSOM – A 21-year-old Lancaster man suffered major injuries and a 21-year-old Littlerock woman was killed in a three-vehicle collision Monday night in the Pearblossom area, authorities said.
It happened around 9:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, on Fort Tejon Road near Butterfield Stage Road, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The Littlerock woman – identified by coroner’s officials as Samantha Vidana – was driving a 2002 Nissan Sentra westbound on Fort Tejon Road at an unknown speed, while Lancaster resident Scott Gottlieb was driving a 2005 Mercury Sable eastbound on Fort Tejon Road at 65 miles per hour, according to the CHP report.
For unknown reasons, Vidana’s Sentra crossed into the eastbound lane of Fort Tejon Road and collided with Gottlieb’s Sable, according to the CHP report.
“[The Nissan Sentra] came to rest facing in a southerly direction, blocking the eastbound lane of Fort Tejon Road,” the CHP report states.
Keith Caval Brignac, 54, of Pearblossom, was driving a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica eastbound on Fort Tejon Road at 60 mph, and he “failed to observe the prior collision,” according to the CHP report.
The Chrysler Pacifica struck the passenger side of the Sentra, the CHP report states. Vidana was pronounced dead at the scene.
Brignac, who sustained minor injuries in the crash, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the CHP report.
Gottlieb suffered major injuries and was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital.