PALMDALE – The coroner has released the name of the man killed Saturday in a three-vehicle crash in Palmdale that also sent four people to hospitals.
The deceased was identified as 64-year-old Ronald Conley, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. His city of residence was not available.
The crash was reported around 4:29 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at 55th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Bernard Peters.
Preliminary information indicated a vehicle making a left turn from 55th Street East to Palmdale Boulevard crashed into two vehicles, said Lt. Oscar Martinez of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
One of the injured was taken by helicopter to a hospital and three were transported by ambulances, Martinez said.
A source at the scene said two people, rather than one, were transported by helicopter.
The source also said the car making the left turn was a Mercedes GLE 350, which was rear-ended by a Nissan Maxima that also crashed head-on into a Mazda CX. He said the Nissan driver was killed, his passenger was critically injured and two people from the Mazda were the airlifted patients. THe source added that one person declined transport to a hospital.