LANCASTER – Two drivers died in a head-on traffic collision in Lancaster Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 3:50 p.m. Thursday, April 14, on Avenue E, east of 70th Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
A 20-year-old Rosamond man was driving a 2000 Acura Integra eastbound on Avenue E when he lost control of the car and crossed into oncoming traffic, directly into the path of a 2008 Honda Civic, the CHP report states.
The Civic was being driven by a 35-year-old Lancaster woman.
The two vehicles collided, and their drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
The driver was the sole occupant of the Honda Civic. The Acura Integra’s passengers — a 17-year-old boy and a 26-year-old Rosamond man — were transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with moderate to major injuries, according to the CHP report.
The traffic collision is still under investigation.
UPDATED 4-15-16: The deceased driver in the 2000 Acura Integra has been identified as 20-year-old Christian Navarro of Rosamond, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
UPDATED 4-15-16: The deceased female driver has been identified as Tamara Amber Hatch of Lancaster, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. Hatch was actually 35 years old, Winter said. Her 36th birthday would have been Saturday, April 16.