Highway 14

SYLMAR — Three people were killed and two others injured Fri­day in a three-car collision involving a wrong-way dri­ver on the north­bound Golden State Free­way transition road to the north­bound Antelope Val­ley Freeway.

The wrong-way driver was southbound about 3:25 a.m. in the northbound fast lane of the freeway transition in a 1998 Honda Accord when he crashed head-on into a northbound 2017 Ford Mustang driven by 19-year-old Diego Bar­ra­gan of Palmdale, ac­cord­ing to the California High­way Patrol.

The impact sent Bar­ra­gan’s car into a 2001 Chev­rolet driven by Danyell Wil­liams, 24, of Palmdale.

Two men in the wrong-way Honda were pro­nounced dead at the scene, but their names were not released pending no­tif­ic­ation of relatives, ac­cord­ing to the CHP.

An 18-year-old woman who was Barragan’s pas­sen­ger died at a hospital from her injuries, the CHP said. Her name also was not immediately released.

Barragan and Williams were taken to hospitals, where Williams was treat­ed for minor injuries and re­leased and Barragan was being treated for major in­juries, authorities said.

Alcohol and/or drugs were suspected to be factors in the crash, officials said.

The northbound lanes of the Golden State Freeway tran­sition road to the north­bound Antelope Val­ley Freeway were reopened at 7:52 a.m., the CHP said.

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