LANCASTER – A female driver was killed and her passenger was critically injured in a two-vehicle traffic collision at a Lancaster intersection Saturday night, authorities said.
It happened around 8:29 p.m. Saturday, April 16, on Avenue H at Challenger Way, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed the driver of a 2012 Nissan Altima travelling southbound on Challenger Way, at a high rate of speed, failed to stop at the posted stop sign at the intersection of Avenue H,” the news release states. “The Nissan Altima collided into a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup [that] was eastbound on Avenue H and had been stopped prior to entering the intersection, according to witnesses.”
The driver of the Toyota Tacoma was pronounced dead at the scene by fire department personnel.
Her name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification, but she was a Lancaster resident in her 60s, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said Monday morning.
A passenger in the Toyota Tacoma was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, according to the sheriff’s news release.
“The sobriety of the Nissan Altima’s driver is under investigation,” the news release states.
That driver’s name was not immediately released, and no further information was immediately available Monday.
Editor’s note: We will update this story when more information becomes available.