LANCASTER – A female driver was killed and four people were injured Monday night when an SUV traveled off the roadway and rolled over multiple times, authorities said.
The crash was reported around 10:35 p.m. Monday, July 4, on 50th Street East south of Avenue M, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
A 37-year-old female from Lancaster was driving a 2000 Ford Expedition northbound on 50th Street East, at an unknown speed, when she “turned the Ford Expedition to the right, causing it to travel off the roadway,” the CHP report states.
The vehicle overturned multiple times, and the deceased driver was trapped in the rolled-over vehicle, said Capt. Keith Mora of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Her name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification, coroner’s officials said Tuesday.
An unidentified male passenger was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Antelope Valley Hospital in critical condition, according to the Fire Department. His injuries included a broken femur, laceration to head and internal bleeding, according to the CHP.
Two girls and a boy sustained injuries and were transported to the hospital by Los Angeles County Fire helicopter, the CHP report states. Their names and ages were not immediately released.
The three children and the driver were wearing seat belts, but the unidentified male passenger was not, according to the CHP report.
“The traffic collision is still under investigation. At this time intoxication does not appear to be a factor,” the CHP report states.
UPDATE: The deceased driver was identified as Carmelitta Salone, 37, whose hometown was not known, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
UPDATE: The male passenger ejected from the Ford Expedition and transported to the hospital has died, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. The passenger was identified as 18-year-old Evontae Charelle Webb, and he died from his injuries on July 5, Winter said.