LANCASTER (CNS) — A suspected drunk driver was jailed Friday in connection with a deadly three-vehicle collision.

An investigation de­ter­mined the suspect, iden­tif­ied as Daniel Kaseforth, 34, of Lancaster was dri­ving a 2007 Ford south on 60th Street West about 4:50 p.m. Thursday when he collided with a 2006 Scion stopped at a stop sign on southbound 60th Street West at the in­ter­sec­tion of State Route 138, also known as Avenue D, ac­cord­ing to Officer R. Rock­a­fellow of the Cal­if­or­nia Highway Patrol.

The force of the crash pushed the Scion directly into the path of a westbound 2018 Ford F-150 on State Route 138. The F-150 struck the left side of the Scion and caused fatal injuries to its dri­ver, Rock­a­fellow said. Kase­forth continued into the in­ter­section and struck the pick­up.

The victim, identified as Cheree Sowell, 29, of Rosa­mond, was pro­nounced dead at the scene, the CHP said. Five others were in­jured, in­clu­ding one who was freed from the wreck­age of the crash, the Los An­gel­es County Fire De­partment reported.

Two helicopters were used to take patients to a hos­pit­al. Others were sent by ambulance, according to the fire department. In­jur­ies ranged from a broken arm to cuts and complaints of pain.

Alcohol was suspected as a factor, Rock­afellow said.

All lanes of Route 138 were closed at the in­ter­sec­tion until about 9:35 p.m., ac­cord­ing to the CHP.

Kaseforth was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Officer J. Murawski at the Antelope Valley CHP Office at (661) 948-8541.

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