LANCASTER — Three people were taken to the hospital with major injuries after a two-vehicle crash near Lancaster Wednesday evening, authorities said.
The collision occurred around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the intersection of 60th Street West and Highway 138 (Avenue D), according to Officer Gil Hernandez of the California Highway Patrol’s Antelope Valley office.
Dwayne Cedric Burrell, 66, of Lancaster was driving a 2006 Cadillac southbound on 60th Street West when he stopped at a stop sign and then proceeded directly into the path of a 2013 Ford C-Max, which was traveling eastbound on SR-138, Hernandez said.
“There is a stop sign for north and south traffic on 60th Street West at the 138, so Mr. Burrell failed to yield the right of way to traffic… and both vehicles collided,” Hernandez said.
The Ford C-Max was being driven by Julia Drew Greer, 52, of Berkeley, who sustained major injuries in the collision, according to Hernandez.
Burrell and his passenger, 52-year-old Cynthia Mischka of Lancaster, also suffered major injuries in the collision, according to Hernandez.
All three were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital.
“Alcohol is believed to be a factor with Mr. Burrell,” Hernandez said. “He’s at the hospital and will be facing charges in the near future for DUI.”
The collision remains under investigation.