LAKE LOS ANGELES — A back-seat passenger died and three others were injured after the car they were riding in crashed into a power pole in the Antelope Valley Monday afternoon, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 2:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, on Palmdale Boulevard, west of 225th Street East.
Dom Trieu, 61, of Lancaster was driving a 2004 Toyota Camry westbound on Palmdale Boulevard, at about 50 miles per hour, when he lost control of the vehicle, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
“Mr. Trieu failed to negotiate a left sweeping curve and veered off to the right onto the dirt shoulder,” the CHP report states.
The Camry “struck a wood power pole,” injuring all four occupants, according to the CHP report.
They were transported to Palmdale Regional Medical Center, where 49-year-old Anna Tran of Camarillo died of her injuries. Tran had been riding in the left rear passenger seat of the Camry.
The vehicle’s right rear passenger, 80-year-old Hoi Thi Quach of Lancaster, sustained major injuries, included internal bleeding, CHP officials said.
The right front passenger, 55-year-old Anh T. Banh of Lancaster, sustained moderate injuries, the CHP report states, and the driver [Trieu] sustained minor injuries.
Alcohol and drugs were not factors in the traffic collision, according to the CHP report.
The incident remains under investigation.