PALMDALE — A 13-year-old Lake Los Angeles girl was killed and three others were injured in a head-on collision in Palmdale Friday afternoon, authorities said.
The crash was reported about 3:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, on Pearblossom Highway east of Old Nadeau Road in Palmdale, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Erika Aguilar, 35, of Lake Los Angeles was driving a 2004 BMW in the eastbound No. 2 lane of Pearblossom Highway at about 65 miles per hour when she drifted to the right onto a paved shoulder, the CHP report states.
Aguilar then turned her vehicle to the left, crossing the eastbound No. 1 lane and into the westbound No. 1 lane of Pearblossom Highway, the CHP report states.
Aguilar’s BMW collided with a 2003 Infinity that was traveling westbound on Pearblossom Highway in the No. 1 lane, according to the CHP report.
Aguilar sustained major injuries in the crash and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment.
Both passengers from Aguilar’s vehicle — 13-year-old Genenieve Aguilar and 8-year-old Mary Jane Aguilar — were airlifted to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with major injuries. Genenieve Aguilar died of her injuries at the hospital.
The Infiniti’s driver, 46-year-old Michael Airitam of San Gabriel, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment.
The crash closed a stretch of Pearblossom Highway in both directions, according to the CHP.
The incident remains under investigation.
UPDATE: A California Highway Patrol report identified the deceased as 13-year-old Genenieve Aguilar, however, a gofundme account established for her funeral expenses identifies her as “Venevieve”. To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/Venevieve.