LANCASTER – A 57-year-old woman died and a 65-year-old man sustained major injuries early Tuesday morning in a crash on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, authorities said.
The fatal collision occurred around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on southbound SR-14, just south of Avenue M in the Palmdale area, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
“The driver of a 2004 Jeep Rubicon, for unknown reasons, was stopped, partially blocking the No. 3 lane and right shoulder… The driver of a 2014 Toyota Tacoma was traveling southbound in the No. 3 lane and was unable to avoid the Jeep,” the CHP report states.
“As a result, the Toyota collided with the Jeep, causing both occupants of the Jeep to be ejected,” the CHP report states.
Paul John Eischeid, 65, of Llano sustained major injuries and was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital. The second occupant, a 57-year-old woman from Llano, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP report. Her name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
The Toyota Tacoma’s driver, 22-year-old Davion Patrick Tambi of Lancaster, was treated and released at the scene, the CHP report states.
A SigAlert was issued closing all southbound lanes due to the traffic collision. All lanes reopened just after 7:30 a.m., the CHP reported.
UPDATED 9.21.16: The deceased has been identified as Donna Carpenter, 57, of Llano, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.