LANCASTER – Authorities have identified the man who was killed Thursday morning when the SUV he was driving crashed into two other vehicles at an intersection in Lancaster.
He was 19-year-old Jorge Pena, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. His city of residence was not known.
The fatal crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27, on Avenue J at 40th Street West, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
Pena was driving a Dodge Journey SUV west on Avenue J “at a high rate of speed” when it hit the rear of a Ford F-450 Spectrum utility truck that had been stopped westbound on Avenue J at a red light.
“The collision caused the Dodge Journey to rollover and crash into a Dodge Dart who had just come to a stop facing southbound on 40th Street West at the intersection of Avenue J,” the sheriff’s news release states.
Pena was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Spectrum utility truck was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries; and the driver of the Dodge Dart remained at the scene with minor injuries, according to the sheriff’s news release.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact traffic investigators at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.
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